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2020 Giro d'Italia

103rd edition: May 9 - 31 Oct 3 - 25, 2020
Stage 15: October 18, 2020

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Sunday, October 18: Stage 15, Base Aerea Rivolto [Rivolto Air Base] - Piancavallo, 185 km

Stage 15 map & profile | Stage 15 photos

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Tao Geoghegan Hart takes a solo win at Piancavallo. Photo: RCS Sport

Weather at Aviano, at the start of the day's final climb to Piancavallo at 1:35 PM, local time: 17C (62F), partly cloudy, with the wind from the southeast at 6 km/hr (4 mph). There is a 10% chance of rain during the afternoon.

The race: 141 riders began today's stage at 11:28. There was one non-starter, Sebastion Molano (UAE-Team Emirates). About two-thirds into the stage both Jhonatan Narvaez (INEOS Grenadiers) and Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) crashed and had to abandon the race.

Here's the report from stage winner Tal Geighegan Hart's INEOS-Grenadiers team:

Tao Geoghegan Hart put in one of the finest performances of his young career to claim victory on stage 15 at the Giro d’Italia.

The Brit rode his way to the front of the race on the Piancavallo summit finish, before out-sprinting Wilco Kelderman and claiming his biggest victory to date – and a fifth stage win for the INEOS Grenadiers.

That success also moved Geoghegan Hart up seven places to fourth overall, 2:57 off the maglia rosa but just two seconds off an overall podium place.

In the closing kilometres Tao was joined by Team Sunweb duo Kelderman and Jai Hindley, with the trio riding clear of all their rivals, including leader Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).

At the line Tao delivered a final turn of speed to comfortably take the win, pointing to the sky in tribute of the team's late Sport Director Nico Portal.

Rohan Dennis put in another towering performance on the day, making the early 11-man breakaway before riding clear of everyone over the penultimate climb. With the pressure being applied behind, splintering the bunch in the process, the Aussie was reeled in with just 9.6km remaining after a determined ride.

However there was also disappointment on the day, with Jhonatan Narvaez crashing out of the race. The stage 12 winner slid out on a slick descent and was taken to hospital for checks. Update to follow.

Tao Geoghegan Hart:
“It’s been such an up and down race - we have an incredible Filippo Ganna, an equally incredible Rohan Dennis yesterday and Jhonny, who we're sad to lose to injury today, also won a stage in the break .

“Everyone in our team has been in at least the top four on a stage. I’m really honoured to be a part of this team, to be a Grenadier and to be in this Giro.

“Obviously I lost some time in the prologue, the plan here for the whole team was to support Geraint for the victory and I believe that Geraint would have been on the podium of this Giro or better to be honest.

"I’m behind on GC, but I really wanted to win a stage. I’ve only won a few races in my career so this is something truly incredible for me.

“Crossing the line first was something truly incredible and this one was for Nico Portal - we lost him this spring and it’s been really difficult for the team I think. Not only that but all season we’ve had some great highs, but some big lows in the Tour, for me personally and also in this race.

“We just have to show the Grenadier spirit we’re trying to foster in this team and keep bouncing back like we know we can.”

Complete Results:

Stage 15 photos

185 kilometers raced at an average speed of 37.140 km/hr

1 Tao Geoghegan Hart INEOS Grenadiers 4hr 58min 52sec
2 Wilco Kelderman Team Sunweb @ 2sec
3 Jai Hindley Team Sunweb 0:04
4 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 0:37
5 Rafal Majka Bora-hansgrohe 1:22
6 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 1:29
7 James Knox Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:36
8 Pello Bilbao Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
9 Jakob Fuglsang Astana s.t.
10 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
11 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:38
12 Domenico Pozzovivo NTT Pro Cycling 1:54
13 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
14 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
15 Brandon McNulty UAE-Team Emirates 2:43
16 Ben O'Connor NTT Pro Cycling 3:10
17 Tanel Kangert EF Pro Cycling 5:07
18 Victor De La Parte CCC Team s.t.
19 Ben Swift INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
20 Matteo Fabbro Bora-hansgrohe 5:17
21 Stéphane Rossetto Cofidis 5:51
22 Ilnur Zakarin CCC Team s.t.
23 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
24 Sergio Samitier Movistar s.t.
25 Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
26 Chris Hamilton Team Sunweb s.t.
27 Sam Oomen Team Sunweb 6:03
28 Martijn Tusveld Team Sunweb s.t.
29 Pieter Serry Deceuninck-Quick Step 7:09
30 Eduardo Sepulveda Movistar 7:50
31 Jesper Hansen Cofidis 8:47
32 Domen Novak Bahrain-McLaren 9:12
33 Jan Tratnik Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
34 Attila Valter CCC Team 9:13
35 Rohan Dennis INEOS Grenadiers 10:18
36 Mikkel Honore Deceuninck-Quick Step 10:29
37 Giovanni Visconti Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
38 Carl Fredrik Hagen Lotto-Soudal s.t.
39 Jonathan Castroviejo INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
40 Simone Ravanelli Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
41 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
42 Antonio Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
43 Louis Meintjes NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
44 Einer Rubio Movistar 12:10
45 Thomas De Gendt Lotto-Soudal 12:33
46 Fabio Felline Astana 14:10
47 Jacopo Mosca Trek-Segafredo s.t.
48 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r La Mondiale 14:43
49 Enrico Battaglin Bahrain-McLaren 15:20
50 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
51 Nicola Conci Trek-Segafredo s.t.
52 Alessandro Tonelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
53 Oscar Rodriguez Astana s.t.
54 Daniel Navarro Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
55 Joe Dombrowski UAE-Team Emirates 18:05
56 Dario Cataldo Movistar 18:54
57 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
58 Manuele Boaro Astana 19:41
59 François Bidard Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
60 Salvatore Puccio INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
61 Sander Armee Lotto-Soudal s.t.
62 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r La Mondiale 24:03
63 Pawel Poljanski Bora-hansgrohe 24:43
64 Diego Ulissi UAE-Team Emirates 24:57
65 Luca Chirico Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
66 Davide Ballerini Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
67 Chad Haga Team Sunweb 25:25
68 Jonas Gregaard Astana 25:50
69 Mark Padun Bahrain-McLaren 26:07
70 Victor Campenaerts NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
71 James Whelan EF Pro Cycling 32:02
72 Eros Capecchi Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
73 Danilo Wyss NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
74 Simon Pellaud Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
75 Kamil Malecki CCC Team s.t.
76 Joey Rosskopf CCC Team s.t.
77 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
78 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
79 Mathias Le Turnier Cofidis s.t.
80 Etienne Van Empel Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
81 Jonathan Caicedo EF Pro Cycling s.t.
82 Alexander Cepeda Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
83 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
84 Lachlan Morton EF Pro Cycling s.t.
85 Matthew Holmes Lotto-Soudal s.t.
86 Matteo Sobrero NTT Pro Cycling 32:09
87 Nico Denz Team Sunweb 34:36
88 Jhonatan Restrepo Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
89 Marco Mathis Cofidis 40:45
90 Kilian Frankiny Groupama-FDJ s.t.
91 Filippo Fiorelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
92 Matteo Spreafico Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
93 Josip Rumac Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
94 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
95 Jacopo Guarnieri Groupama-FDJ s.t.
96 Filippo Zana Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
97 Francesco Romano Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
98 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
99 Edoardo Zardini Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
100 Miles Scotson Groupama-FDJ s.t.
101 Mattia Bais Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
102 Alessandro Bisolti Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
103 Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ s.t.
104 Giovanni Carboni Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
105 Simon Guglielmi Groupama-FDJ s.t.
106 Ruben Guerreiro EF Pro Cycling s.t.
107 Simon Clarke EF Pro Cycling s.t.
108 Rodrigo Contreras Astana s.t.
109 Stefano Oldani Lotto-Soudal s.t.
110 Marco Frapporti Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
111 Valerio Conti UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
112 Lorenzo Rota Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
113 Simone Bevilacqua Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
114 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
115 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
116 Guy Sagiv Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
117 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
118 Dylan Sunderland NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
119 Giovanni Lonardi Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
120 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
121 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
122 Fabio Mazzucco Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
123 Kamil Gradek CCC Team s.t.
124 Maximiliano Richeze UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
125 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
126 Adam Hansen Lotto-Soudal s.t.
127 Alvaro Hodeg Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
128 Mikkel Bjerg UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
129 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto-Soudal s.t.
130 Ignatas Konovalovas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
131 Jonathan Dibben Lotto-Soudal s.t.
132 Peter Sagan Bora-hansgrohe 40:52
133 Fernando Gaviria UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
134 Josef Cerny CCC Team s.t.
135 Maciej Bodnar Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
136 Davide Cimolai Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
137 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 40:55
138 Simone Consonni Cofidis s.t.

GC after stage 15:

2,392.2 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 40.232 km/hr

1 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 59hr 27min 38sec
2 Wilco Kelderman Team Sunweb @ 15sec
3 Jai Hindley Team Sunweb 2:56
4 Tao Geoghegan Hart INEOS Grenadiers 2:57
5 Pello Bilbao Bahrain-McLaren 3:10
6 Rafal Majka Bora-hansgrohe 3:18
7 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 3:29
8 Domenico Pozzovivo NTT Pro Cycling 3:50
9 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 4:09
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:12
11 Brandon McNulty UAE-Team Emirates 4:29
12 Jakob Fuglsang Astana 5:07
13 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 8:14
14 James Knox Deceuninck-Quick Step 8:55
15 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain-McLaren 9:30
16 Sergio Samitier Movistar 20:43
17 Ilnur Zakarin CCC Team 22:24
18 Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r La Mondiale 26:38
19 Jonathan Castroviejo INEOS Grenadiers 29:46
20 Matteo Fabbro Bora-hansgrohe 31:56
21 Sam Oomen Team Sunweb 32:00
22 Attila Valter CCC Team 35:27
23 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r La Mondiale 39:38
24 Mikkel Honore Deceuninck-Quick Step 45:26
25 Ben Swift INEOS Grenadiers 47:01
26 Tanel Kangert EF Pro Cycling 47:38
27 Martijn Tusveld Team Sunweb 51:07
28 Jacopo Mosca Trek-Segafredo 51:08
29 Chris Hamilton Team Sunweb 51:18
30 Fabio Felline Astana 51:33
31 Pieter Serry Deceuninck-Quick Step 56:24
32 Victor De La Parte CCC Team 1:01:23
33 Davide Villella Movistar 1:06:24
34 Antonio Nibali Trek-Segafredo 1:07:45
35 Ben O'Connor NTT Pro Cycling 1:09:13
36 Diego Ulissi UAE-Team Emirates 1:14:02
37 François Bidard Ag2r La Mondiale 1:16:48
38 Ruben Guerreiro EF Pro Cycling 1:17:27
39 Oscar Rodriguez Astana 1:21:05
40 Jesper Hansen Cofidis 1:21:36
41 Louis Meintjes NTT Pro Cycling 1:22:29
42 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto-Soudal 1:27:04
43 Thomas De Gendt Lotto-Soudal 1:28:09
44 Eduardo Sepulveda Movistar 1:28:48
45 Daniel Navarro Israel Start-Up Nation 1:29:05
46 Pawel Poljanski Bora-hansgrohe 1:30:58
47 Salvatore Puccio INEOS Grenadiers 1:31:19
48 Nicola Conci Trek-Segafredo 1:32:01
49 Carl Fredrik Hagen Lotto-Soudal 1:32:14
50 Enrico Battaglin Bahrain-McLaren 1:32:29
51 Einer Rubio Movistar 1:33:18
52 Joe Dombrowski UAE-Team Emirates 1:33:59
53 Stéphane Rossetto Cofidis 1:35:47
54 Mark Padun Bahrain-McLaren 1:36:03
55 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo 1:36:12
56 Jonas Gregaard Astana 1:37:48
57 Joey Rosskopf CCC Team 1:39:29
58 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r La Mondiale 1:40:07
59 Giovanni Visconti Vini Zabú-KTM 1:40:15
60 Sander Armee Lotto-Soudal 1:42:17
61 Jan Tratnik Bahrain-McLaren 1:46:29
62 Alessandro Tonelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 1:50:22
63 Simone Ravanelli Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:51:23
64 Manuele Boaro Astana 1:54:48
65 Rohan Dennis INEOS Grenadiers 1:56:11
66 Dario Cataldo Movistar 1:56:28
67 Chad Haga Team Sunweb 1:57:29
68 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r La Mondiale 1:59:55
69 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r La Mondiale 2:01:36
70 Jonathan Caicedo EF Pro Cycling 2:01:47
71 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 2:02:51
72 Davide Ballerini Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:03:50
73 Matteo Sobrero NTT Pro Cycling 2:05:16
74 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier NTT Pro Cycling 2:12:08
75 Mikkel Bjerg UAE-Team Emirates 2:12:39
76 Giovanni Carboni Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 2:12:54
77 Simon Clarke EF Pro Cycling 2:13:13
78 Peter Sagan Bora-hansgrohe 2:13:37
79 Domen Novak Bahrain-McLaren 2:14:23
80 Kamil Malecki CCC Team 2:15:36
81 Luca Chirico Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2:17:25
82 Simon Pellaud Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2:17:26
83 Kilian Frankiny Groupama-FDJ 2:18:02
84 Francesco Romano Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 2:24:32
85 Danilo Wyss NTT Pro Cycling 2:24:58
86 Josip Rumac Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2:25:13
87 Nico Denz Team Sunweb 2:25:44
88 Eros Capecchi Bahrain-McLaren 2:26:11
89 Alexander Cepeda Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2:26:56
90 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain-McLaren 2:29:01
91 Edoardo Zardini Vini Zabú-KTM 2:29:18
92 Josef Cerny CCC Team 2:30:49
93 Lorenzo Rota Vini Zabú-KTM 2:34:04
94 Etienne Van Empel Vini Zabú-KTM 2:38:25
95 Victor Campenaerts NTT Pro Cycling 2:39:43
96 Hector Carretero Movistar 2:41:00
97 Matthew Holmes Lotto-Soudal s.t.
98 Stefano Oldani Lotto-Soudal 2:41:02
99 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 2:42:23
100 Jhonatan Restrepo Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2:42:35
101 Alessandro Bisolti Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2:43:10
102 Valerio Conti UAE-Team Emirates 2:50:30
103 Maciej Bodnar Bora-hansgrohe 2:50:33
104 Mathias Le Turnier Cofidis 2:54:06
105 Simone Consonni Cofidis 2:57:31
106 Filippo Zana Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 2:59:00
107 Kamil Gradek CCC Team 3:00:44
108 Miles Scotson Groupama-FDJ 3:02:58
109 Mattia Bais Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 3:04:12
110 Elia Viviani Cofidis 3:04:14
111 Albert Torres Movistar 3:04:34
112 Adam Hansen Lotto-Soudal 3:06:20
113 Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ 3:07:10
114 James Whelan EF Pro Cycling 3:08:32
115 Rodrigo Contreras Astana 3:09:30
116 Davide Cimolai Israel Start-Up Nation 3:11:50
117 Filippo Fiorelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 3:14:53
118 Lachlan Morton EF Pro Cycling 3:15:39
119 Ignatas Konovalovas Groupama-FDJ 3:16:35
120 Nathan Haas Cofidis 3:16:38
121 Simon Guglielmi Groupama-FDJ 3:17:25
122 Maximiliano Richeze UAE-Team Emirates 3:19:56
123 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 3:20:04
124 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 3:21:57
125 Dylan Sunderland NTT Pro Cycling 3:23:32
126 Fernando Gaviria UAE-Team Emirates 3:24:48
127 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 3:25:26
128 Jacopo Guarnieri Groupama-FDJ 3:25:44
129 Marco Frapporti Vini Zabú-KTM 3:25:48
130 Giovanni Lonardi Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 3:27:47
131 Simone Bevilacqua Vini Zabú-KTM 3:28:43
132 Matteo Spreafico Vini Zabú-KTM 3:29:56
133 Fabio Mazzucco Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 3:32:02
134 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 3:34:56
135 Alvaro Hodeg Deceuninck-Quick Step 3:35:15
136 Marco Mathis Cofidis 3:41:30
137 Jonathan Dibben Lotto-Soudal 3:53:37
138 Guy Sagiv Israel Start-Up Nation 3:56:17

Stage 15 map & profile:

Giro stage 15 map

Stage 15 map

Stage 20 profile

Stage 15 profile

Stage 15 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

CCC Team

CCC Team is presented before the stage start.

Team Cofidis

And here's Team Cofidis

Joao Almeida

Another day in pink for Joao Almeida

Stage 15 start

A showy start to the stage at the Rivolto Air Base.

Stage stat

And the stage is starting from an Air Force Base.

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Tao Geoghegan Hart gets a clean win.

Wilco Kelderman

Wilco Kelderman came in two seconds after Hart.

Jai Hindley

Third-place finisher Jai Hindley looks like he went deep today.

Joao Almeida

Joao Almeida was fourth.

Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka finishes fifth.

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Stage winner Tao Geoghegan Hart

Joao Almeida

Joao Almeida will start stage 16 on Tuesday in pink.

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