Koen Bouwman wins Stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia. Richard Carapaz retains the Maglia Rosa

Koen Bouwman wins Stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia. Richard Carapaz retains the Maglia Rosa

Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) has won Stage 19 of the 105th Giro d’Italia, the 177km long Marano Lagunare-Santuario di Castelmonte route. Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) and Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) finished second and third respectively.

Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the Maglia Rosa.
STAGE RESULTS
1 – Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) –  177km in 4h32’55″, average speed 39.133 km/h
2 – Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) s.t.
3 – Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) at 3″

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) at 3″
3 – Mikel Landa Meana (Bahrain Victorious) at 1’05”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) said: “After I won one stage I said anything else would be a bonus. Today I rode for the Maglia Azzurra and I’m glad I secured it. I knew about the last corner but I didn’t expect it to be that sharp. I had to break but it’s great that I was in the best position there. That gave me the win. I’m delighted.”

The Maglia Rosa,Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) said: “It’s been a pretty hard stage. It’s a pity that we lost Richie Porte early in the race but the team has done a great job and Pavel Sivakov is in a great shape. All top 3 riders, we’re together. It’s fine with me. Whatever happens tomorrow will be fine with me too.”