Ben Healy (EF Education–EasyPost) appeared to concede defeat in his mountain classification duel with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama–FDJ) on Stage 19 at the Giro d’Italia – only to drop another attack just moments after shaking his rival's hand.
The Irishman began the day ranked second in the maglia azzurra standings on 164 points, 63 adrift of Frenchman Pinot. But with Friday’s queen stage featuring five classified climbs, there were still enough points up for grabs for the blue jersey to change hands.
Ad However, both Healy and Pinot missed out on the day’s 15-man breakaway, meaning all the early mountain points were likely to be hoovered up by those at the front of the race.
Giro d'ItaliaZana 'pretty rapid', Pinot should have 'played cards more cleverly' on Stage 1821 HOURS AGO The lead group had an advantage of almost five minutes when Healy decided to launch a wildly audacious move to join them up the road with 113km remaining – leaving Pinot with little option but to ride clear of the peloton in pursuit of his rival.Read more on eurosport.com
Players.bio is a large online platform sharing the best live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, Golf, Rugby, Cricket, F1, Boxing, NFL, NBA, plus the latest sports news, transfers & scores. Exclusive interviews, fresh photos and videos, breaking news. Stay tuned to know everything you wish about your favorite stars 24/7. Check our daily updates and make sure you don't miss anything about celebrities' lives.
Owner: SNOWLAND s.r.o.
Registration certificate 06691200
16200, Na okraji 381/41, Veleslavín, 162 00 Praha 6
©2023. All rights reserved.