Giro d’Italia 2024: Andrea Vendrame goes solo in the rain to win stage 19

Giro d’Italia 2024: Andrea Vendrame goes solo in the rain to win stage 19

24-May-2024 16:27:33 | The Guardian

  • Geraint Thomas recovers from crash to keep podium hopes alive
  • Top three unchanged with Tadej Pogacar primed for victory

Decathlon-AG2R’s Andrea Vendrame won stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia after going solo for the last 30km on the way to Sappada. Vendrame burst clear in the rain to end with a 54sec cushion over Movistar’s Pelayo Sánchez, while further back Britain’s Geraint Thomas recovered from a crash to finish safely in the pack to preserve his potential podium spot.

Vendrame, aged 29, had last won a Giro stage in 2021 – a memorable stage 12 victory where the Italian emerged on top in a sprint to the line after a 16-rider breakaway. His French teammate Valentin Paret-Peintre won stage 10 last week.

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