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DIRECT. Giro 2024: Second victory for Tim Merlier, follow the race

The 18th stage of the Tour of Italy this Thursday, May 23, is a transitional stage for the riders.

The essentials

  • After several days in the mountains, the Giro riders were entitled to a great experience. a little rest with a transitional stage presenting no difficulty. 
  • The escape was controlled from start to finish by the sprinter teams and in particular the Lidl-Trek of Jonathan Milan. But it was ultimately the Belgian Tim Merlier who won the race. à Padua.
  •  In the general classification, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar is alone in the world and well ahead of this Giro.< /li>


17:09 – Third victory for the Soudal-Quick Step

La Soudal  raises its arms a third time in this 2024 Tour of Italy with a victory for Julian Alaphilippe and now two for Tim Merlier.

17:03 – Milan trappedé in the finale

The wearer of the cyclamen jersey did not succeed in achieving this goal. follow his train in the finale. He was probably the strongest in the last 200 meters but he started too far away to be able to win.

The Soudal-Quick Step sprinter wins this 18th stage in the sprint. arrival from Padua!

16:53 – Five kilometers

The trains move into place with only five kilometers left in this 18th stage.

À ten kilometers from the finish, the escapees are finally recaptured, off we go for the final sprint.

16:47 – The gap goes back a little

Arrival The pace of the leading teams at the head of the peloton slowed down a little and the escapees took back a few seconds. 14" from now on

16:40 – Less than 20 kilometers

There are less than twenty kilometers left in this 18th stage, and the mass sprint seems inevitable.

16:34 – The sprinter teams managed perfectly

Despite some confusion à At one point in the race, the sprinters managed perfectly. this escape to collect it under the banner of the last twenty kilometers.

16:25 – 30 kilometers before the finish

There are 30 kilometers left in this 18th stage of the Giro, and around ten seconds ahead for the escape

16:16 – The peloton will return to the escape

Despite the reinforcement of Edoardo Affini the peloton did not allow the peloton to advance. escaped from leaving again, and should return in the next few kilometers.

16: 11 – Only 42 kilometers left

The runners are quickly approaching the finish at the end of the race. Padua.

16:02 – Ça rides hard in the peloton

The sprinters' teams are concerned by this breakaway joined by Edoardo Affini and are riding at high speed. block.

15:53 โ€‹โ€‹- Edoardo Affini returned to the escape

The Italian has returned to the escape, and will help the escapees to recover. try to get back out to sea. Behind the Soudal-Quick Step clearly accelerated

15:52 – Attack of 'Edoardo Affini

The éescapees play tag & the mouse with the peloton, less than thirty seconds apart and Edoardo Affini (Visma-Lease A Bike) takes the opportunity to attack.

15:51 – The risk of orange remains present

Even if the weather is nice The route of this 8th stage, the sprinters fear the storm forecast for them. at the end of the stage and don't want to leave too far ahead.

15:43 – More than 46 km/h

The peloton has always been moving very quickly since the start, with an average of 46 km/h

15:33 – The runners arrive à the Intergiro

L'échappée arrives at the Intergiro and it's Fiorelli who takes the lead

15:25 – The big hill Laurence Pithie

The Groupama sprinter was placed in the last two sprints, and he is generally good in the third week. He could be the surprise of the day.

15:15 – The peloton leaves the Dolomites

It's soon the end of the descent into the valley, and the runners emerge from the Dolomites. It will be flat until 'à arrival

15:15 – The peloton leaves the Dolomites

It's soon the end of the descent into the valley, and the runners emerge from the Dolomites. It will be flat until 'à arrival

15:06 – The gap goes back a long way. 1'40

The teams saw the four escapees in their line of sight, and slowed down the pace to let them regain some perspective.

14:57 – Only 40 seconds left

Il less than 100 kilometers remain and only 40 seconds left for the escape from the peloton

14:44 – Milan takes the intermediate sprint

Jonathan Milan takes the lead in the intermediate sprint in the peloton and takes therefore fifth place.

14:34 – Cristina Scaroni did not start

Ill, the wearer of the blue jersey Cristian Scaroni abandoned the race. before the start of the stage.

14:24 – Little chance of escape

< p>The runners passedé the difficulties of the day, and the escape did not take off. Sprinters should therefore control the gap to pick them up. a few kilometers from the arrival.


The Giro classification

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The Giro d'Italia will follow the spring season and depart on May 4. The finish is scheduled for three weeks later, &agrav; know May 26. 

The start of the Giro 2024 took place at Venaria Reale in the suburbs of Turin, near the Juventus Stadium. Arrival will be at Rome. Here is the list of steps:

  • 12th stage, May 16: Martinsicuro-Fano, 183km
  • 13th stage, May 17: Riccione-Cento, 179km
  • 14th stage, May 18: Castiglione delle Stiviere-Desenzano del Garda, 31km (time trial)
  • 15th stage, May 19: Manerba del Garda-Livigno (Mottolino), 220km
  • Day of rest, May 20
  • 16th stage, May 21: Livigno-Santa Cristina Val Gardena (Monte Pana), 202km
  • 17th stage, May 22: Selva di Val Gardena-col Brocon, 154km
  • 18th stage, May 23: Fiera di Primiero-Padua, 166km
  • 19th stage, May 24: Mortegliano-Cima Sappada, 154km
  • 20th stage, May 25: Alpago-Bassano del Grappa, 175km
  • 21st stage, May 26: Rome-Rome, 126km

Here is the route map for this Giro 2024:

DIRECT. Giro 2024: Second victory for Tim Merlier, follow the race

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What are the winners of the Tour of Italy ?

Here are the results of the last 15 years of the Giro d'Italia, called the Giro d'Italia. Giro d'Italia. 

  • 2023: P.ย Roglic
  • 2022: J. Hindley
  • 2021: E .Bernal
  • 2020 : T. Geoghegan Hart
  • 2019: R. Carapaz
  • 2018: C. Froome
  • 2017: T. Dumoulin
  • 2016: V. Nibali
  • 2015: A. Contador
  • 2014: N. Quintana
  • 2013: V. Nibali
  • 2012: R. Hesjedal
  • 2011: Mr. Scarponi
  • 2010: I. Basso
  • 2009: D. Menchov
  • 2008: A. Contador
  • 2007: D. Di Luca
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