Dhe German cyclist Pascal Ackermann has missed the second stage victory at the 102nd Giro d'Italia. In the final stage of the fourth stage over 235 kilometers from Orbetello to Frascati, the Bora-hansgrohe sprinter had to finish fourth, although he was in the front group after a crash. Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz of Ecuador won the victory, followed by Caleb Ewan (Australia) and Diego Ulissi (Italy) in second and third place.
The Sprinter teams did just under nine minutes on the hunt for the three-headed breakaway group Marco Frapporti, Mirco Maestri and Damiano Cima and made the merger ten kilometers from the finish not far from the capital Rome, so that on Sunday and Monday again a mass sprint was imminent. Then there was a big fall in the field.
In the overall standings, the former ski jumper Primoz Roglic from Slovenia took his place even further in his pink jersey. He hit the finish line after the crash a few kilometers from the finish line in the front group and took more than two minutes from main rival Tom Dumoulin, who arrived after a fall with a bleeding knee.
The Giro will be continued this Wednesday with the fifth stage over 140 kilometers from Frascati to Terracina. On the rather short and again flat section, the sprinters can again hope for a mass arrival. Only on Thursday, the profile is a bit more demanding, the right mountain stages begin only at the end of the second Giro week.
. (tagsToTranslate) Primoz Roglic (t) Pascal Ackermann (t) Caleb Ewan (t) Diego Ulissi (t) Mass Fall (t) Giro d'Italia