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Gear Break: Roval, Ursus, Wahoo, La Fausto Coppi, Nathan Sports & Swiftwick

05/28/2021 12:04
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Gear Break: Introducing the Roval Rapide handlebar – Aero on the leading edge, C50 Disc and C37 Disc: great Ursus classics have been restyled for disc brakes, Wahoo Revamps Popular ELEMNT BOLT, La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio launches a Crowdfunding initiative to raise funds and save the mountain routes, Nathan Sports launches lightest hydration packs and Swiftwick – Vision six impression national parks socks.

Introducing The Roval Rapide Handlebar
Aero on the Leading Edge


Wind is the ultimate cruelty, and nowhere is it more keenly met than the leading edge of your bike. Leveraging extensive hours of WinTunnel testing, the newly designed Roval Rapide Bar cuts through the enemy with surgical efficiency, while providing the utmost comfort while hammering at the front.

Utilizing real-world feedback from our sponsored pro tour riders, the airfoil is offset forward to offer greater wrist, forearm, and knee clearance making it just as ideal for sprints and out of the saddle efforts. The bar also features a textured top surface to ensure a secure and comfortable grip even when wet, including a recessed step that sets the bar wrap flush with the tops.

In 2021 alone the Rapide bar has racked up over a dozen wins between Mark Cavendish and Sam Bennett, both of whom have been riding the bar.


Make your lightweight climbing bike more versatile. The Rapide is the lightest aero bar in its class at 225 grams providing all the aerodynamic performance without compromise.

Product Specifications:
● 125mm Drop x 75mm Reach; 2 degrees of flare at the drops
● Offset airfoil for optimized for out of the saddle efforts and wrist clearance
● Win Tunnel optimized for leading edge aerodynamics
● 20 sec saved over a round bar
● Textured top for grip and comfort
● Recessed step for clean bar wrapping
● 225 grams (420mm)
● 4 sizes (380, 400, 420, 440)mm
● MSRP: $350
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C50 Disc and C37 Disc: Great Ursus Classics Have Been Restyled for Disc Brakes


Tangible, reliable, the result of a development process that has led Ursus wheels to raise the bar of its quality standards: C50 Disc and C37 Disc are two new carbon wheel sets for clinchers and tubeless-ready, produced by the company based in Rosà (Italy).

Together with the “TS” series, Ursus’s “C” wheel family has traced a furrow between past and future, establishing itself as the founder of the “new wave” branded with the distinctive bull.

“We decided to reposition C50 and C37, extending the range with their adaptation for disc braking systems” explains Mirko Ferronato, the CEO of Ursus. “The rims in the 37 and 50 millimeter Disc version are made of carbon monocoque with UD finish. The hub contains another feature in Ursus’s evolution process: namely RD30, a new pair of hubs with flanges for disc brakes that are totally Made in Italy.”


C37 Disc and C50 Disc are best for tyre sizes from 25 mm and up. In addition to the typical smoothness of the SKF bearings, customers can also opt for the superior performance of Ceramicspeed bearings.

The graphics on C37 Disc and C50 Disc are distinguished by elegance: reflective-look tone-on-tone stickers to match the colors of any bicycle frame to perfection.
Recommended retail prices (including VAT): C50 Disc €1,180, C37 Disc €1,100

C50 Disc, champion of speed
C50 Disc: due to their aerodynamic profile, these wheels are especially suitable for high speed enthusiasts. They outdo themselves on flat and hilly terrain, where they allow the rider to maintain the speed reached with stability, without any sudden jolts in wattage.


Technical characteristics:
● Weight: 780 g / 950 g
● Height of profile: 50 mm
● Width: 24 mm / Internal width: 17 mm
● Rim diameter: 28″ / 700 C ETRTO 622 mm
● Hub: in black anodized RD30 aluminum, highly smooth SKF bearings (Ceramicspeed upon request)
● Compatibility: Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo
● Braking system: disc center lock
● Spokes: carbon steel, J-bend Sapim Leader, no. 24
● Spoke assembly: 2-cross lacing pattern
● Nipples: external, self-locking brass – black
● Axle compatibility: front thru axle 100 x 12 mm / rear thru axle 142 x 12 mm
● Scope of application: road / cyclocross
● UCI approved
● Supplied: wheel carrier bag, 20/622 flap, valve extension

C37 Disc, the endurance icon
C37 Disc restyles the medium profile that has proven so popular with Ursus gladiators. This wheel is designed for long-distance racers and climbers who demand the best compromise between light weight and aerodynamic design, and who appreciate the reduced lateral wind resistance. The C37 Disc is the ideal wheel to do well at cycling marathons or on endurance outings at high altitude.


Technical characteristics:
● Weight: 710 g / 890 g
● Rim: carbon, UD finishing for clincher and tubeless ready
● Height of profile: 50 mm
● Width: 24 mm
● Internal width: 17 mm
● Rim diameter: 28″ / 700 C ETRTO 622 mm
● Hub: in black anodized RD30 aluminum, highly smooth SKF bearings (Ceramicspeed upon request)
● Compatibility: Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo
● Braking system: disc center aluminum
● Spokes: carbon steel, J-bend Sapim Leader, no. 24
● Spoke assembly: 2-cross lacing pattern
● Nipples: external, self-locking brass – black
● Axle compatibility: front thru axle 100 x 12 mm / rear thru axle 142 x 12 mm
● Scope of application: road
● UCI approved
● Supplied: wheel carrier bag, 24/622 flap, valve extension

Wahoo Revamps Popular ELEMNT BOLT
Updates include color display, expanded memory, and on-device navigation to this best-in-class GPS bike computer.

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The new ELEMNT BOLT from Wahoo Fitness, the market leader in connected devices, boasts a crisp, color display, and expanded navigation features. Like all Wahoo devices, the new BOLT, available for sale today, maintains the easy to use, intuitive interface, and connectivity that makes Wahoo ELEMNT computers the choice of the world’s top cyclists and triathletes.

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The new ELEMNT BOLT introduces a 64-color, high-contrast screen, making it easy to focus on ride data. The 2.2” inch screen is made of durable, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. Now featuring Smart Navigation (previously available only on the ELEMNT ROAM), the ELEMNT BOLT automatically reroutes riders who stray from their planned route, lets riders change destinations, route back to the start, and retrace their rides right from the computer, without having to use their phone. An updated user interface offers customizable, color-highlighted fields to make it simple to focus on specific data metrics. An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the backlight to make sure that the screen is always easy to see, even on dawn patrols or dusky rides.

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The aerodynamic, low-profile body carries on the sleek design of the original BOLT. Quick View LEDs on the top of the screen provide turn-by-turn directions, signal approaching Strava Live segments, and provide notifications. With a 15-hour runtime and onboard memory increased to 16GB, the BOLT is designed to make exploring simple with millions of miles of roads and trails already preloaded. When paired with the Wahoo ELEMNT app, riders can easily customize their data screens, sync routes, and analyze data. BOLT’s waterproof body (IPX7) stands up to the rainiest rides or a botched creek crossing.

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“BOLT has always been known for its sleek form factor, as well as its ease-of-use,” said Wahoo ELEMNT Product Manager Megan Powers. “We’re excited to add features that Wahooligans have been clamoring for, including a thoughtful use of color on the display, and Smart Navigation in a package that looks great on any bike. Like all of our ELEMNT GPS devices, BOLT integrates into the whole Wahoo ecosystem, whether you’re using the Multisport Handover mode to seamlessly track data in triathlon, or to control your KICKR.”


Since it was first launched in 2017, the ELEMNT BOLT has been embraced by road cyclists, triathletes, and mountain bikers, thanks to a sleek shape that’s at home on any cockpit. Like all Wahoo devices, ELEMNT BOLT is trusted for its reliability and intuitive operation. For the 2021 season, 11 professional cycling teams will race and train with BOLT, including BORA-HANSGROHE, Deceuninck-Quick Step, AG2R, Arkea Samsic, Alpecin-Fenix, Ale BTC Ljubljana, Rally, Team DSM, Cofidis, Trek Segafredo, and Team Twenty24. Some of the world’s best triathletes will also ride with BOLT including Jan Frodeno, Lucy Charles, Alistair and Johnny Brownlee, Heather Jackson, and Sarah Crowley.

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Chuck Peña PEZ sez: “I have a more detailed review forthcoming but since I’ve had a chance to play and ride with the new Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT, let me say that Wahoo have up’ed their game and have a winner on their hands. It’s more than just taking the color used on the ROAM and “shrinking” it on the BOLT. I’ll just leave it at that for now as a “tease” to read my review when it’s up on PEZ.”

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The new ELEMNT BOLT (MSRP $279.99) is available for purchase today at Wahoo dealers and at

La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio Launches a Crowdfunding Initiative to Raise Funds and Save the Mountain Routes


The event has launched a fundraising campaign thanks to the “Bando Crowdfunding 2021. Nuove risorse per il terzo settore e la scuola” promoted by Fondazione CRC in collaboration with Rete del Dono. The purpose is to reach the minimum sum of 5000 Euros, the goal is to restore the alpine routes where the International granfondo from Cuneo, in Italy, takes place.

La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio is launching a crowdfunding campaign in support of the project “Salviamo le strade di montagna” (“Save the mountain routes”), an initiative that sees the International granfondo in the front row for the recovery of the alpine routes on which the event takes place.


Together with 15 other Third Sector entities, the organizers of the famous international cycling event – which will start from Cuneo on the 27th of June – have been selected by the “Bando Crowdfunding 2021. Nuove risorse per il terzo settore e la scuola” (“Call for Crowdfunding 2021. New resources for the third sector and schools”), promoted by Fondazione CRC Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, in collaboration with Rete del Dono.

The aim of the initiative is to increase the economic sustainability of Third Sector organizations in the province of Cuneo, in the North-West of Italy, and enhance the sense of participation from local citizens.


By virtue of this “nomination”, the granfondo has therefore started its crowdfunding campaign, aimed at the project “Salviamo le strade di montagna”. The goal of La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio is to reach at least 5,000 euros. In any case, at the end of the campaign, the Fondazione CRC will double any proceeds achieved. The amount collected will be allocated to the mountain routes on which the international cycling race takes place, whose road surfaces, in many sections, are compromised by frost, wear and neglect.

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The granfondo La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio’s route is a wonderful one, both from a racing and landscape point of view: with its highest peak set at 2481 m of Colle Fauniera, it crosses the Varaita, Grana, Stura and Gesso valleys, allowing enthusiasts to admire alpine sceneries of rare beauty.


Thousands of outdoor fans, not only on their bikes, are passing through the trails and roads of the granfondo every year, so any help, bigger or smaller, will be super welcome and will be useful to restore a heritage that is not only for cyclists, but for all mountain lovers.

Nathan Sports Launches Lightest Hydration Packs


Nathan just launched their Spring 2021 hydration collection – The Pinnacle Series, designed to be 20% lighter and more breathable than any other Nathan pack.


Katie Voigt, Nathan’s lead product designer, has taken all of the customer and athlete feedback from the past 6 years and used it to create the most thoroughly thought-out and innovative hydration pack on the market. The Pinnacle collection will be available as a 12L vest, 4L vest, and waist pack. These packs have new, thoughtful storage solutions, with the Pinnacle 12L vest featuring 13 total pockets.


● More info at:

Swiftwick – Vision Six Impression National Parks $15.99


Your Style Meets Performance: Creative Socks With High-Performance Features

For a limited time, rep your favorite national park with the VISION™ Six Impression National Park collection. Created in partnership with our local friends at Anderson Design Group, these beautiful socks pay homage to the majestic locations we love to explore. Featuring designs from Yellowstone, Zion, Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, and in celebration of its 100th anniversary, Grand Canyon. Each sock is made with high-performance fibers that wick moisture to keep your feet dry, cool and blister-free, and feature 360̊ prints of these National Parks.


We are proud to support the work of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.


● Six inch crew cuff features 360° printed designs, combining performance and style that protects your calf and leaves a lasting impression.
● High-performance fibers, crafted for breathability, keep your feet dry, cool, and blister-free.
● Medium cushion provides all day comfort while contoured fit gently hugs and supports feet while keeping socks in place.
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75% Nylon/21% Polyester/4% Spandex

Sock Features:
● 360° Print Technology
● Features unique patterns printed at low temperatures to keep fibers strong, providing uncompromised performance.
● Thin Channeled Upper
● Provides ventilation and increased breathability, keeping feet cool.
● Seamless Toe Box
● Eliminates any friction around your toes for a comfortable fit.
● Y-shaped Heel
● Creates a snug fit that moves with your foot to prevent bunching or slipping.
● Arch Band Support
● Maintains shape, keeps socks in place, and supports arch.

The Vision Impression Story
Take a ride on the creative side with VISION. Featuring a variety of styles for every personality. Express yourself while feeling confident in the technology that supports your every move. Featuring moderate compression to gently hug and support your feet while keeping socks in place and medium cushion for all day comfort, you can make a statement without any compromises.

Note: PezCyclingNews ask that you contact the manufacturers before using any products you see here. Only the manufacturer can provide accurate and complete information on proper / safe use, handling, maintenance and or installation of products as well as any conditional information or product limitations.


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Chip shortage will lead to higher PC prices as Dell, HP, Lenovo pass on higher costs

05/28/2021 12:04
So far, Lenovo, Dell and HP are seeing no slowdown in PC demand.

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Giro d’Italia peloton to donate stage 19 prize money to those affected by Stresa cable car crash

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CPA announces tribute and donation to sole survivor Eitan Biran and families of the 14 victims

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I love the Giro d’Italia

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Procycling magazine finds out what makes the Giro d’Italia so special

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Remco Evenepoel off the bike for ‘a few days’ as scans reveal no further injury

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Belgian to begin build-up to Olympic Games

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Giro d’Italia stage 19 – Live coverage

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Follow all the action of the penultimate mountain stage to Alpe di Mera

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8 riders to watch at the 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné

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Thomas, Quintana and Gaudu among the big names in action at the key Tour de France build-up event

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The carbon Atlas, Alchemy’s flagship high-performance road bike, has a freshly modernized design while the overall experience of the bike remains intact. Building off technology advancements in recent years, the new model is faster, more aerodynamic, and more comfortable. The bottom bracket shell has been fortified to make the junction more stiff and responsive. The downtube has also been shaped for a livelier feel out of the saddle, as well as a more aerodynamic profile. A 27.2mm seat post will keep the rider comfortable on those extended adventures.

Utilizing tube-to-tube carbon construction makes it easy to interchange the seat stays for clearance of 38mm tires. Paired with a new all-road fork, it yields a very capable and vibrant go-anywhere machine. Alchemy’s award-winning carbon construction ensures that every Atlas will have the perfect blend of speed, agility and uncompromised performance. Framesets start at $4700 and complete bikes start at $8999 with Shimano Ultegra Di2 or SRAM Force AXS.

Price: $10,500
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Why So Many People Enjoy Cycling as a Way of Exercising

05/28/2021 0:03

Exercise is an important part of many people’s day. This helps keep us activated and energetic throughout the day. However, what is even better, is if the exercise you are getting is something that you really like doing. If this is the case, then changces are, that you will continue to do it. If you are lacking a fun way of exercising, you should consider cycling. You can read more about why, in this article.


Relax for a while and bet on other sports

Most people have at some point tried riding on a bike. However, riding on a bike one or twice does not at all give you the full experience of what it really feels like to ride a bike. Why is cycling a great way to exercise? Well, first and foremost, it doesn’t have to be hard. Some people enjoy biking up mountains and other difficult places, but you don’t need to do that at all, to get your exercise in. Simple trips like a ride downtown can be a fine way of getting some exercise done. Even though a bike ride doesn’t have to be hard, it will probably still make you sweat quite a bit, especially if you go cycling for a longer period of time. After a long ride then it might be nice to come home and relax a bit. Let your muscles rest for a while. In the meantime, you can check out the latest playoff reports right here. This will give you a break from cycling and focusing on something else, like other sports. You may not want to do these sports yourself, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a bet or two, right?


View interesting races right here

People all over the world has found a great passion for cycling. It is calming and fun, yet not too difficult and something that most people can do. Besides the fact that it is easy to do, it is also environmentally friendly to use your bike instead of the car, if you are going to work our going out for groceries. A good bike can get you almost anywhere, and you get to experience a lot more of the world, if you view if from a bike. Not only has cycling become a popular way of exercising, but it is also very well-known in the world of sports. People love to tune in and watch professional cycling and view all the many interesting races.


Why cycling is the best exercise

After reading this article you may have taken an interest in cycling yourself, or perhaps you still need the final “push” to try it out. Well, consider this the final push, then. Cycling is not just a good way of exercising, you can read this article about approximately 19 reasons why cycling is the best exercise. Some people do not know all the benefits of cycling and that is certainly a shame. Read more about why so many people are interested in cycling, you may find the perfect motivation for yourself to start. Think about it: there must be a reason as to why so many people enjoy it, right?

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GIRO’21 Stage 18: Bettiol the Best in Stradella

05/28/2021 0:03

Giro d’Italia Stage 18: On what was expected to be a sprinter’s day, the break was allowed to ride away to contest its own race. After a brave attack from Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck – Quick-Step), it was Alberto Bettiol (EF Education-Nippo) who finished solo in Stradella for his first win in Italy. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) had no problem holding his overall lead.

Giro stage win for the Ronde van Vlaanderen winner – Alberto Bettiol

Alberto Bettiol has now got a stage of the Giro d’Italia to his name. The EF Education-Nippo Italian was part of the early break and managed to catch and pass Rémi Cavagna in the finalé to then solo to stage victory.

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Should be an easy day for Egan Bernal, maybe not so much for Peter Sagan

Giro stage 18 route: The stage travels across the Po Plain, from north to south, on straight and mostly wide roads. As the stage passes through several urban areas, roundabouts, traffic islands and street furniture will be found along the route. A few undulations over the last 30 km will be the only topographical impediments. After descending from Canneto Pavese, the route continues almost straight to the finish in Stradella.

Could Elia Viviani take the stage win or is it a day for the break?

It seemed an ideal stage for the attackers and so many riders showed interest in the break of the day. After more than 30 kilometres, a large leading group was formed, but initially the 23 didn’t get very far. In the peloton, several counter attacks tried to cross to the leading group, but the men from BORA-hansgrohe put a stop to it.

Sagan will be protecting his Maglia Ciclamino

With just over 170 kilometres to go, finally the peloton let the break go. After a while, Egan Bernal’s teammates decided to control the pace of the peloton and so the lead of the front group continued to fluctuate around 7 minutes for some time. The Spaniard Gorka Izagirre was the best placed rider in the early break in 24th place on GC. The Astana-Premier Tech rider was already almost an hour down and was no longer a threat to Egan Bernal’s pink jersey. There was no reason for INEOS Grenadiers to chase. After a while, the British team gave up and so the escape started the last 60 kilometres with a good 15 minutes lead.

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Maglia Rosa – Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers), Maglia Ciclamino – Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe), Maglia Azzurra – Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R Citroën) and Maglia Bianca – Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers), worn by Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech)

The break: Nikias Arndt, Nico Denz and Nicolas Roche (DSM), Wesley Kreder (IWG), Rémi Cavagna (DQS), Alberto Bettiol (EF1), Samuele Rivi and Francesco Gavazzi (EOK), Jacopo Mosca (TFS), Andrii Ponomar, Natnael Tesfatsion and Simon Pellaud (ANS), Samuele Battistella and Gorka Izagirre (AST), Simone Consonni (COF), Dario Cataldo (MOV), Alessandro Covi and Diego Ulissi (UAE), Stefano Oldani (LTS), Filippo Zana (BAR), Gianni Vermeersch (ALF), Andrea Vendrame (ACT) and Patrick Bevin (ISN).

The peloton wasn’t in a big hurry at the start

With 35 kilometres to go, the front group hit the Montù Beccaria (3.4km at 4.1%), the first climb of the day. Samuele Battistella decided to be the first to attack. Filippo Zana jumped after him and we had two Italians at the head of the race. Nico Denz saw the danger and managed to make the crossing on his own, although the time difference was small.

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A bit of wardrobe adjustment for Egan Bernal

The first attack attempts by Battisella, Zana and Denz were nipped in the bud. The next attack came from Patrick Bevin and the fast-man of Israel Start-Up Nation, together with Alberto Bettiol, Stefano Oldani, Jacopo Mosca, Nicolas Roche and Gorka Izagirre, we had a new escape. Surprisingly Diego Ulissi was missing.

The race enters Lombardia today

On the climb to Castana (5.3km at 3.9%), Bettiol rode a high pace and the winner of the 2019 Tour of Flanders put his escape companions on the rack. In the chasing group Ulissi jumped across to the Bettiol group. There was a moment of calm and this was the moment for Rémi Cavagna to make his move.

Steady ride for the peloton

The French time trialist took a gap and in the second group no one was willing to chase, which allowed Cavagna to continue to take more time. Cavagna’s lead kept getting bigger and so Bettiol had to do something when it got to 20 seconds. The strong Italian tried to catch Cavagna with Roche, but they were stuck at about 20 seconds.

The break took 20 minutes on the peloton

After the technical descent from Castana, Cavagna was still in the lead and managed to extend it even further in the following kilometres. He pushed his lead to more than 30 seconds, but the Frenchman still had to survive two short climbs to the finish. Bettiol knew that, and so the EF Education-Nippo rider kept up the pressure behind Cavagna on the penultimate climb.

The big break of the day

Three hard days to come

Bettiol managed to cut Cavagna’s lead to 15 seconds, but the Frenchman refused to give in and dug deeper into his reserves. Bettiol caught his breath again, as he was rejoined by Roche and so Cavagna started with a limited lead on the last climb. This slope summited about 5.5 kilometres from the finish.

A good third place for Nicolas Roche

Bettiol was the strongman of the break

On the Caneto Pavese (2.6 km at 5.7%), Roche was dropped by Bettiol and the Italian bridged the gap to Cavagna on the climb. The Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider managed to hold the Italian, but there was a second attack from Bettiol. Cavagna came to a complete stop and the Italian took flight for good. In the last hundreds metres Bettiol was able to celebrate his first stage victory in the Giro d’Italia. Simone Consonni sprinted to second place, ahead of Roche. The peloton crossed the line 20 minutes later. Egan Bernal kept the pink jersey without any problems.

A very happy Bettiol

Stage winner Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First-Nippo): “I really wanted a victory like this! I had already come close on a couple of occasions. This morning my captain Hugh Carthy gave me the green light to go on the attack, I want to thank him and the whole team. I didn’t want to miss this opportunity, it’s always difficult to get into the breakaway in the third week of the Giro, many riders wanted to try to win today. In the finale, so many guys were looking at me and looking for my wheel. I was sure that Cavagna would try something. Luckily I caught him and attacked him immediately. I tried to hit him mentally and it paid off. Now I’m really happy with this success, it means a lot to me, I want to dedicate it to my former manager who passed away last year, Mauro Battaglini.”

Overall leader, Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers): “I hope I’ve recovered well, I felt much better than yesterday on the bike and I hope tomorrow will be another good day. Today was really fast at times, but I was in the wheels so it was a bit easier behind all the time. I am trying to do my best, you can’t be overconfident because yesterday and in the past we’ve seen that with just one day you can lose everything. I have a lot of respect for the other guys, I need to be focused and try to do my best and that’s it.”


Giro d’Italia Stage 18 Result:
1. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Education-Nippo in 5:14:43
2. Simone Consonni (Ita) Cofidis at 0:17
3. Nicolas Roche (Irl) DSM
4. Nikias Arndt (Ger) DSM
5. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
6. Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
7. Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizanè
8. Natnael Tesfazion (Eri) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
9. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step at 0:24
10. Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 1:12
11. Stefano Oldani (Ita) Lotto Soudal at 1:34
12. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Movistar
13. Simon Pellaud (Swi) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
14. Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroën at 2:11
15. Nico Denz (Ger) DSM at 2:36
16. Samuele Rivi (Ita) eolo-Kometa Cycling Team at 2:58
17. Patrick Bevin (NZ) Israel Start-up Nation at 3:16
18. Andrii Ponomar (Ukr) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec at 3:50
19. Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
20. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) eolo-Kometa at 7:09
21. Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
22. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates at 8:37
23. Wesley Kreder (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux at 10:29
24. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 23:30
25. Salvatore Puccio (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers.

Giro d’Italia Overall After Stage 18:
1. Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers in 77:10:18
2. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 2:21
3. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange at 3:23
4. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech at 6:03
5. Hugh Carthy (GB) EF Education-Nippo at 6:09
6. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 6:31
7. Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) INEOS Grenadiers at 7:17
8. João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck – Quick-Step at 8:45
9. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 9:18
10. Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation at 13:37
11. George Bennett (NZ) Jumbo-Visma at 19:08
12. Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 27:30
13. Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 27:43
14. Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 29:17
15. Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ at 35:12
16. Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) eolo-Kometa at 38:31
17. Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar at 38:37
18. Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech at 41:13
19. Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix at 42:01
20. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 44:26
21. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 45:12
22. Gianni Moscon (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 45:29
23. Tanel Kangert (Est) BikeExchange at 46:45
24. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Education-Nippo at 58:58
25. Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) BikeExchange at 59:07

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