-Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 15 of the 106th Giro d’Italia, the 195km long Seregno-Bergamo. Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost) and Marco Frigo (Israel – PremierTech) finished second and third respectively.
Bruno Armirail (Groupama – FDJ) retains the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) – 195 km in 5h13’39’’, av. speed 37.303 km/h
2 – Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost) s.t.
3 – Marco Frigo (Israel – PremierTech) s.t.
1 – Bruno Armirail (Groupama – FDJ)
2 – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at 1’08”
3 – Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) at 1’10”
Speaking seconds after the finish, the stage winner Brandon McNulty said: “I’m stoked. This was my goal coming here. I wanted a stage win but I got sick in the time trial. I wanted to finish solo but luckily I managed to win even in a sprint. I knew the third guy was coming across. Let’s hope this win adds to the team’s motivation on GC with Joao Almeida.”
The Maglia RosaBruno Armirail said: “It’s been difficult to retain the Maglia Rosa. It was a hard stage with a lot of climbing and there was Einer Rubio at the front. He was likely to take the jersey so my team-mates had to pace all along. Yesterday I didn’t realise what it was to take the Maglia Rosa but today with the incredible support of the crowd I’ve found out what it’s like. It’s huge and I’m delighted to stay in the lead on the rest day.”