GIRO’22 Stage 7: Massive Win by Bouwman for Jumbo!

Giro Stage 7 Race Report: A brilliant sturdy break shaped early and was whittled right down to 4 riders: Koen Bouwman, Davide Formolo, Tom Dumoulin and Bauke Mollema. The stage victory got here right down to a dash from these 4 and it was the younger Bouwman who had the perfect legs after a tricky 196 kilometres. The bunch got here in at 3 minutes with Juan Pedro López holding the pink jersey.

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The ultimate Ok

Massive win for Koen Bouwman

Koen Bouwman received the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia. In Potenza, the Dutchman of Jumbo-Visma was the perfect of a number one group of 4 males. He beat countryman Bauke Mollema and Italian Davide Formolo within the dash, whereas his teammate Tom Dumoulin completed fourth. Bouwman additionally took the lead within the KOM classification.

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Stage 7 just isn’t a day for double stage winner Arnaud Démare

The Route:
A really difficult stage that journeys throughout the Southern Apennines. The beginning, alongside the ocean, is the one flat stretch. Previous Maratea, the route rolls constantly, with a mixture of delicate or harsh gradients. After climbing the Passo della Colla, and reaching Lauria, the riders will deal with Monte Sirino. The route then hits Viggiano, clearing the difficult Montagna Grande di Viggiano, after which takes a last ascent of Sellata earlier than reaching Potenza. All through the course, the roads are normally slender and might be broken at factors, twisting constantly alongside the mountainside.

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Closing kilometres
The ultimate kilometres are raced fully on city roads. The route runs uphill throughout the interior metropolis, with sharp gradients at factors, after which descends alongside large and well-paved avenues. There’s a quick tunnel on the 2 km marker, main into the end avenue. The final 350m has a mean gradient of 8%, however reaches 13% in elements.

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Vincenzo Nibali and the mother and father of Michele Scarponi

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The jerseys at the beginning – Who can be sporting them this night?

Michael Mørkøv didn’t sign-on this morning. Mark Cavendish’s Danish lead-out man had a fever throughout the night time. With Juan Pedro López within the pink jersey for the third day, the stage received underway. There was a fierce battle for the break of the day, with a very quick tempo. Attacker Thomas De Gendt tried, Van der Poel made a number of escape makes an attempt and KOM Lennard Kämna additionally gave it a go. As he was second on GC, the German was not allowed any area by Trek-Segafredo, the staff of pink jersey López.

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The peloton leaving Diamante on a tough day

The followers have been out at the beginning

On the Passo Colla, the primary climb of the day, Wout Poels attacked and was the primary excessive, amassing the primary factors for the mountains classification. There have been many assaults till the lengthy climb of Monte Sirino, however no break was profitable. The escape lastly happened after 70 kilometres. 4 Dutchmen have been in entrance with Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious), Tom Dumoulin and Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo). The others have been Davide Villella (Cofidis), Diego Camargo (EF-EasyPost) and Davide Formolo (UAE).

Alessandro De Marchi (Israel-Premier Tech) and Harold Tejada (Astana Qazaqstan) main the peloton

From the coast to the mountains on stage 7

The peloton slowed, permitting the seven escapees to get away. The main group had 5 minutes on the prime of the Monte Sirino, the place Bouwman was the primary excessive for 40 mountain factors. The Dutchman was the best-placed of the break and when the lead elevated to over 5:30, he was within the digital pink jersey. The race misplaced extra riders: Movistar misplaced to Sergio Samitier. EF Schooling-EasyPost noticed Owain Doull hand over and Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè needed to proceed with out Samuele Zoccarato.

Thick fog on the primary climbs of the Southern Apennines.

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) began the motion, however didn’t handle to get within the break

On the descent to the foot of the Montagna Grande di Viggiano, the third climb, Villella took a curve badly and ended up within the grass. The Italian was in a position to get again on the bike and take his place within the main group. On the second class climb, with a mean of 9.1%, the steepest slope of the day, Poels was the primary escapee to be dropped, adopted a bit of later by Villella and Camargo. We have been now left with Formolo, Dumoulin, Bouwman and Mollema. Camargo was in a position to battle again.

Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious) made certain he was within the escape to Potenza

The peloton break up and the sprinters have been dropped

Bouwman was first on the summit of the Montagna Grande di Viggiano, placing him within the lead of the KOM. On the descent, Villella was additionally in a position to return to the entrance. On an uncategorised climb on the way in which to La Sellata, Bouwman examined the opposition with an assault. Mollema went with him, however the duo didn’t get away. Dumoulin attacked a number of occasions on La Sellata, however Formolo all the time introduced the others again. Because of the strikes of the sturdy Dutchman, Villella and Camargo have been dropped from the main group.

Wout Poels, Davide Formolo, Bauke Mollema and Tom Dumoulin shaped the break

Koen Bouwman and Davide Villella have been additionally within the entrance group together with Wout Poels, Davide Formolo, Diego Camargo, Tom Dumoulin and Bauke Mollema

At 28 kilometres from the end, Dumoulin attacked once more. Formolo and Mollema have been in a position to get to him, however Bouwman needed to go away a niche. This was the second for Mollema to launch a counter-attack. Bouwman was distanced once more, however Dumoulin and Formolo have been in a position to return. Then it was Formolo who tried. Dumoulin and Mollema joined him a kilometre from the highest, whereas Bouwman was additionally in a position to rejoin at his personal tempo. The brand new KOM took the total factors on La Sellata, forward of Formolo who was additionally within the factors.

Camargo was trying good, however like Poels and Villella he misplaced contact

The peloton was regular behind the break

Formolo then tried to tug away once more on the descent, however Dumoulin closed the hole. These 4 attackers have been collectively within the valley. At 7 kilometres from the end there was nonetheless a climb and once more Mollema attacked. Bouwman and Formolo pulled him in and Dumoulin additionally received again to the entrance. The 2017 Giro winner then took the lead within the service of Bouwman. Simply earlier than the highest Mollema tried once more and Bouwman and Formolo jumped on his wheel. As with Mollema’s earlier assault, Dumoulin couldn’t observe.

Trek-Segafredo needed to maintain López within the pink, however that they had Mollema up the street

The bunch was break up, however the sprinters had no issues with the time lower

Formolo tried once more simply after the highest, however once more Bouwman was on him. Mollema was additionally in a position to be part of. At 3 kilometres from the end, Formolo tried once more, however in useless. Out of the blue Dumoulin was with them once more. In consequence, the 4 of them began the ultimate kilometre, of which the final 350 metres have been at about 8%. Dumoulin took the lead, with Formolo, Bouwman and Mollema on his wheel. Bouwman began an extended dash and shook Mollema and Formolo off his wheel. The 28-year-old rider maintained his effort to the end line and took his first Grand Tour victory.

Formolo put in a number of sturdy assaults

Mollema additionally tried to win the stage

The GC riders lifted the velocity on the final climb and crossed the end line nearly 3 minutes after winner Bouwman. It was primarily INEOS Grenadiers, the staff of Richie Porte, Richard Carapaz and Pavel Sivakov, that had managed the second half of the race. Juan Pedro López stored the pink chief’s jersey.

Dumoulin pulled it collectively for his teammate to take the stage victory and the KOM

Bouwman’s first Grand Tour win

Stage winner and KOM, Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma): “It’s unbelievable. That is solely my second professional victory. It feels the identical as within the Dauphiné 5 years in the past. I’ve been in hassle on the climb however I got here again. I received nice assist from Tom Dumoulin within the final 2km. I used to be assured that I might win the dash however I didn’t count on the end to be that steep. After the frustration we had at Mount Etna, we determined to chase phases and that’s what we did right this moment.”

Dumoulin and Bouwman completely happy on the end

Maglia Rosa, Juan Pedro López Perez (Trek-Segafredo): “It’s been an ideal situation to have my team-mate, Bauke Mollema, on the entrance. I had a nasty second originally with a flat tyre however my staff introduced me again to the bunch. I gave 100% to defend the Maglia Rosa once more right this moment.”

López nonetheless in pink

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Giro d’Italia Stage 7 Outcome:
1. Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 5:12:30
2. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:02
3. Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Staff Emirates
4. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:19
5. Davide Villella (Ita) Cofidis at 2:25
6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 2:59
7. Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) EOLO-Kometa
8. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates
9. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar
10. Richard Carapaz (European) INEOS Grenadiers.

Giro d’Italia Total After Stage 7:
1. Juan Pedro López (Spa) Trek-Segafredo in 28:39:05
2. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:38
3. Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux at 1:02
4. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange-Jayco at 1:42
5. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 1:51
6. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates at 1:58
7. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:59
8. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious at 2:00
9. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 2:06
10. Richard Carapaz (European) INEOS Grenadiers.

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