Giro d’Italia 2021: the highlights of stage 13 – Video

The sprint finish in Verona was a significant victory for Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka Assos) as it was only in the final 300 meters that he completed his 11 second run in the Giro d’Italia sprints.

After 197.7 kilometers from the start in Ravenna, it was in the final meters that the Italian and European champion used the wake of the late striker Eduardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma), who looked sure of victory, and s ‘is propelled beyond like a slingshot to be taken. stage victory. Affini had to settle for second place, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) taking the last step of the podium on the long flat stage.

Nizzolo had won two places in this year’s Giro and gave his team Qhubeka-Assos a second victory in three days in the Giro d’Italia, Mauro Schmid securing his first professional victory over Tuscan gravel in Stage 11.

Under clear, windless skies, conditions were top notch for a quick stage, which started quickly with Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa) and Umberto Marengo (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane) jumping and soon joined by Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli). The trio would take a maximum lead of 7:35 with 150 km to go, but the sprinter teams kept them in check. It was finally gruppo compatto seven kilometers from the end.

As the peloton’s furious sprint hit top speed in Verona, the fast-charging UAE Team Emirates Fernando Gaviria appeared to relax in the final few meters, being easily overtaken by Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation). It emerged in a photo that Gaviria’s seat clamp on her bike had broken, causing the saddle to fall during the break-in in Verona. He crossed the finish line in Verona in fifth place without a saddle.

Finishing safely on the pitch, Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) continued to wear the maglia rosa Friday. There was no major change in the top 10 of the general classification in time, with the second place secured by Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech), 45 seconds ahead of Bernal, and Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) in third place.

Watch the Giro d’Italia Stage 13 highlights video above.

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