Stage 19 of the Giro is cut 134 kilometers due to the cyclists' sit-in

The stage has been contested over 124 kilometers

Today the 19th stage of the Giro of Italia, which was to be the longest of the race with a 258 km route from Morbegno to Asti, but for a plate of cyclists it has been cut.

Everything has happened by Refusal of the platoon to expose themselves to difficult weather conditions and whose complaint has been heard by the organization, which has finally reduced the stage to 124 kilometers

The cyclists they dropped ashore eight kilometers into the stage, where they got on the buses of their teams and resumed their march in Abbiategrasso.

After a strong discussion with the ACP, the organization has listened to cyclists, but has publicly expressed dissatisfaction with this attitude.

Even so, the Association of Professional Cyclists (ACP) welcomed the decision, imposed by force on RCS, responsible for the race: “Thank you to the jury and the managers of the Giro for listening to the request of the ACP.

"Health is our priority, especially in times of the coronavirus. Reducing the stage does not diminish the show: it allows that the defenses of the runners are not put at risk".

The stage has won Josef cerny entering solo 18 seconds ahead of Victor Campenaerts and 26 about Jacopo Fly


19th stage. Abbiategrasso-Asti, 124 km (modified)

1. Josef Cerny (Czech Republic/CCC) 2h 30'40” (10″ bonus)

2. Victor Campenaerts (Belgium / NTT Pro Cycling) at 18 ″ (6 ″ bonus)

3. Jacopo Mosca (Italy / Trek-Segafredo) at 26 ″ (6 ″ bonus)


1. Wilco Kelderman (Holland/Sunweb) 80h 29'19”

2. Jai Hindley (Australia / Sunweb) at 12 ″

3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Great Britain / Ineos Grenadiers) at 15 ″

4. Pello Bilbao (Spain/Bahrain-McLaren) at 1'19”

5. Joao Almeida (Portugal/Deceuninck Quick-Step) at 2'16”


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