Santiago Buitrago wins stage 19 of the Giro d’italia. The 23-year-old Colombian is best in a deadlift. The British defended its leading position
Colombian Santiago Poitrago (Bahrain’s victor) endured the hardships of stage 19 from Longarón to Tre Came de Lavaredo in the Dolomites. Behind the winners is Canadian Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech) and Dane Magnus Cort (EF Education-EasyPost). Runner-up Primoz Roglic cut the gap on leader Geraint Thomas.
Colombian Santiago Buitrago From Team Bahrain Victorious won the toughest royal stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, from Longarone to Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites. The nineteenth stage was 183 kilometers long: departing from Longarone and arriving at the 2304-meter Cima Coppi (highest peak). Going up to the finish line, Buitrago held the most power of the breakaway riders. The 23-year-old Colombian was 51 seconds ahead Canadian Derek G (Israel-Premier Tech) and at 1.46 Danish Magnus Kurt (EF Education-EasyPost).
For the Colombian, it is the first podium in the Tour. Before the race, his best finish was 11th.
The leader’s pink jersey was defended by the British Geraint Thomas (Eneos Grenadiers). Losses fell to the leader of the Giro d’Italia Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma). The Slovenian crossed the finish line three seconds ahead of Thomas.
After stage 19, the difference between the two riders is 26 seconds. third Joao Almeida (UAE Emirates Team) is already 59 seconds behind.
The Slovenian and the Briton put up a thrilling battle in the final stage of this deadly stage. The runner-up looked better after the bike change and was the first to finish the stage.
– With 400m to go at that altitude, I knew there was still a long way to go at 400m. I tried to keep my pace and in the last 100m Roglic overtook me. I lost a few seconds at the finish line but it was good to buy some time for Joao, tomorrow will be very close. I think it would be exciting to watch, and scary to do.
said the leader after nineteen stages.
On Saturday, the race must be decided during the Monte Losari mountain individual time trial. The competition will end on Sunday in Rome.