Nacer Bouhanni claimed stage 10 in this year’s Giro d’Italia today, after beating Giacomo Nizzolo and Michael Matthews in a sprint finish.
Meanwhile, a significant crash took place just before the finish of the stage – claiming several riders. Fortunately for today’s winner, the French rider was part of a small lead group that was ahead of the crash, and therefore was unaffected by the catastrophe.
In the closing kilometer of today’s 184 kilometer stage from Modena to Salsomaggiore, the race appeared to be wide-open. However, as the road turned right in the closing few hundred meters, Tyler Farrar, who was part of a sizable group of riders at mid-pack, became entangled with another rider, and went down hard. This left the remaining riders with nowhere to go – subsequently causing a pile up – just short of the finish.
Following today’s stage, Cadel Evans still remains in the overall leader’s position.
The Giro continues tomorrow with a 249 kilometer route from Correggio to Savona.
Stage 10 Results
FRA 1 BOUHANNI, Nacer (FDJ.fr) 4:01:13 ITA 2 NIZZOLO, Giacomo (TREK FACTORY RACING) AUS 3 MATTHEWS, Michael (ORICA GreenEDGE) ITA 4 FERRARI, Roberto (LAMPRE – MERIDA) ITA 5 BATTAGLIN, Enrico (BARDIANI CSF) RUS 6 GUSEV, Vladimir (KATUSHA) NED 7 TIMMER, Albert (GIANT-SHIMANO) GBR 8 SWIFT, Ben (SKY) AUS 9 EVANS, Cadel (BMC RACING)
General Classification after Stage 10 AUS 1 EVANS, Cadel (BMC RACING) 42:50:47 COL 2 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK-STEP) + 57 POL 3 MAJKA, Rafal (TINKOFF-SAXO) + 1:10 ITA 4 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 1:20 SUI 5 MORABITO, Steve (BMC RACING) + 1:31 ITA 6 ARU, Fabio (ASTANA) + 1:39 ITA 7 ULISSI, Diego (LAMPRE – MERIDA) + 1:43 NED 8 KELDERMAN, Wilco (BELKIN) + 1:44 COL 9 QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander (MOVISTAR) + 1:45 CRO 10 KISERLOVSKI, Robert (TREK FACTORY RACING) + 1:49
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