Six stages have now been completed in the Giro d’Italia. Today’s stretch from Diamante to Potenza marks the start of a second really difficult Giro weekend. On the road from Diamante to Potenza, the group has to climb 4,500 meters over 196 kilometers. Start it’s over 11:55.
Fridays are constantly up and down and the riders hardly have time to relax. Four ranked mountain rankings, including Monte Sirino, a category 1 climb, offer Lennard Kämna a great opportunity to further expand his lead in the mountain jersey.
But the 25-year-old may still be able to make a much bigger coup today. After his stage win over Etna on Tuesday, the pro Bora is just 38 seconds behind leader Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) in the overall standings. With his mountaineering skills, Kämna could win the pink jersey in Potenza.
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Can Kämna make the pink coup? The 7th stage of the Giro here in the live ticker:
Giro d’Italia live in ticker: 7th stage from Diamante to Potenza
Route of the Giro: profile and route of the 7th stage with almost 5000 meters in altitude
Giro: Stage 7 live – the lead is stabilizing
The descent is over and the gap between the leaders and the field is now 5:30 minutes. The competitive situation at the moment is calm, the first of the two intermediate sprints of this 7th stage follows in 20 kilometers.
14:20: The mountain ranking goes to Bouwman
The leading group surpasses the 1st category mountain classification and launches into the long descent. Koen Bouwman wins the Bergpreis, which collects 40 points and is now very close to Lennard Kämna.
The next points go to Poels (18), Mollema (12), Formolo (9) and Dumouin (6).
Live ticker 7th stage – 111 kilometers to go
After the flat part of the climb, the last hardest kilometers are up to the mountain rankings. The lead increased to over four minutes due to the seven escapes of Tom Dumoulin, Davide Formolo and Bauke Mollema.
Round in the live ticker: the group breaks up
Now the group has formed and is now two minutes in front of the field: in the lead are Tom Dumouin and Koen Bouwman (Jumbo), Bauke Mollema (Trek) and Wout Poels (Bahrain), all Dutch. In addition, the Italians Davide Formolo (UAE) and Davide Villella (Cofidis) as well as Diego Andres Camargo (EF / Colombia).
1:30 pm: The uphill action continues
Now, uphill, a situation is forming with two groups immediately in front of the group: in front of Formolo, Poels, Villella and Bouwman, followed by Mollema, Camargo and Dumoulin. Behind the pitch – but all in about half a minute.
7th stage of the Giro: the mountain classification begins – 130 kilometers to go
The key data for this 1st category alpine ranking on Monte Sirino (1402 m): 24.4 kilometers uphill, but very irregular – there are flat sections and descents interspersed with this distance.
This reduces the incline to only 3.8%, but it also becomes steep up to 12%. The last part of the mountain is much tougher than the first eight kilometers now.
Live ticker: Kämna attacks: 135 kilometers to go
Now Lennard Kämna tries his luck and attacks – but his rival in the pink jersey, the Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez, reacts and accompanies him. The gaps remain very small, so Richard Carapaz’s action has been neutralized again.
Live tour: Ineos attacks with Carapaz
Team Ineos is now really sounding the alarm: favorite Richard Carapaz attacks with a teammate and Mathieu van der Poel, the trio is just behind a larger group. On the pitch, Simon Yates’ team reacts to the chase: the second ascent of the day begins.
Giro, stage 7: a full throttle roller coaster
The situation remains almost the same: the drivers drive very fast, the breakaways remain in sight and the field does not give up. After the rain-soaked descent, the longest climb of this stage begins, where the cards are shuffled.
Live ticker 7th stage: the first mountain ranking begins
The first of today’s four climbs is the easiest of the day on this coast-to-backcountry ride. You climb 9.3 kilometers, 421 meters of elevation gain to master. The average gradient is 4.5% of the total, but at this Passo Colla (altitude 594 m) there is also a ramp of 12%.
Live lap: 165 kilometers to go
The battle for the leading group has been going on for more than 45 minutes, and today we see nothing of the lazy pace of yesterday’s stage. The attacks continue, but so far none have been successful, the field continues to bring back the escaped pilots. The foot of the first ascent is approaching and many professionals will try again.
7th stage of the Giro: action in the early stages
The terrain is now getting rougher, but the road to the first mountain ranking is still long. The tough fight for the breakaway group of the day continues unabated, many, almost too many teams today feel their chance and this neutralizes every attack again. There is a lot at stake today: stage win, pink jersey, mountain jersey!
Giro d’Italia: still no first group
A lot of movement in the group and still no real group on the run that managed to break away. Some pilots continue to try their luck, but the gaps are still small. Thomas De Gendt of Team Lotto Soudal is a bit ahead as a soloist, but the Belgian is still hoping for a companion, otherwise it will be a very long solo today on the most difficult terrain. There are still 185 kilometers to go to the finish in Potenza.
Live ticker ride: Start of the 7th stage
Here we are! The race has been released, so there are still 196 kilometers to go. Four climbs are scheduled and, as always, two intermediate sprints. The first 35 kilometers are still quite flat, then the climb begins.
The pace is immediately high, the first attacks begin!
Giro, stage 7 live: The field is booming
Welcome to this 7th stage: the field has just exited the starting site of Diamante and is now on the six kilometers of track neutralized before the start of the race. Lennard Kämna in the blue mountain jersey and Juan Pedro Lopez in the pink jersey stand out at the head of the group – (almost) everything will revolve around these two riders today.
Giro d’Italia live in the ticker: Welcome to the 7th stage
Good morning from Italy for the 7th stage of the 105th Giro d’Italia. Today’s section leads for over 196 kilometers from Diamante to Potenza. It goes up and down. A total of 4510 meters in altitude are planned. So there is a real mountain stage at the beginning of the weekend. Andreas Schulz beats the live stage for you. Have a good time!
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