Bouwman wins Giro d’Italia stage seven as Lopez retains pink jersey
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Dutch rider Koen Bouwman timed his final effort to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia , a 196-km ride between Diamante and Potenza on Friday.
The Jumbo-Visma rider, who was in the day’s breakaway with his team mate and compatriot Tom Dumoulin , jumped away from the leading group 100 metres from the line on a brutal uphill drag to beat another Dutchman, Bauke Mollema.
Italy’s Davide Formolo came home third ahead of Dumoulin.
Spain’ Juanpe Lopez retained the overall leader’s maglia rosa after finishing safe in the peloton.
A strong breakaway of seven riders, featuring former Giro champion Dumoulin and Tour de France stage winner Mollema, built an advantage of over six minutes. The peloton was controlled by Lopez’s Trek-Segafredo team as the main contenders stayed quiet. The bunch upped the pace to prevent Dumoulin making up for the time he lost in the climb up Mount Etna on Tuesday. The Dutch rider started the stage 8:30 off the pace. The breakaway group’s lead shrank quickly and Bouwman, hoping to take the maglia rosa, attacked from the front of […]