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GIRO’18 Stage 16: Dennis Wins – Yates Holds On!
Race Report: Stage 16 could be the day that Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won the 2018 Giro d'Italia with his 22nd place in the 34.2 kilometer individual time trial. His finishing position wasn't important, but his one minute and fifteen-second loss to World time trial champion, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) keeps him in the pink jersey by 56 seconds with one hilly and three mountain stages to come before the finish in Rome on Sunday.

Rovereto - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Rohan DENNIS (Australia / BMC Racing Team) pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 16 from Trento to Rovereto (34.2 KM) - ITT Time Trial Individual - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
14 second win by Rohan Dennis (BMC) over Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin)

Rohan Dennis (BMC) took the stage victory in Rovereto with a time of 40:40, taking fourteen-seconds out of Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) and twenty-two from Dumoulin. The Australian champion lead through all the time checks.


Chris Froome has a look at the course before the start

Un-known for his skill against the clock, Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida) did enough to hold his third place overall at 3:11, while Chris Froome (Sky) moved into fourth with his fifth place ride, finishing thirty-five seconds down on Dennis.


Simon Yates on his warm up

The ITT starts and finishes within urban areas. The route is bumpy, and the central part along the Adige river is mainly straight. Starting in Trento (Piazza del Duomo), the route encounters stretches of cobblestones, followed by roundabouts and traffic islands. The stage travels on wide, well-paved and mostly straight streets (with just a few bends); the roadway only narrows at points while crossing urban areas. Before the second timekeeping point, there is a short climb followed by a short descent and a technical bend, leading back onto straight roads all the way to the finish.


Stage 16 – Trento-Rovereto (Cronometro Individuale) 34.2km - total elevation 200m

Final kilometers
The route rolls past the Adige river and reaches Rovereto. The roads are narrower here, and a number of 90-degree bends lead into wider avenues, heading for the finish. The home straight (570m) is on 6.5m-wide asphalt road.


Rohan Dennis starts his winning ride

Rovereto - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Tom DUMOULIN (Netherlands / Team Sunweb)  pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 16 from Trento to Rovereto (34.2 KM) - ITT Time Trial Individual - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) just wasn't fast enough to de-throne Yates


Rovereto - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Simon YATES (GBR / Team Mitchelton - Scott) pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 16 from Trento to Rovereto (34.2 KM) - ITT Time Trial Individual - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Simon Yates saved the day


Rovereto - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Tony MARTIN (Germany / Team Katusha - Alpecin) pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 16 from Trento to Rovereto (34.2 KM) - ITT Time Trial Individual - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
2nd place for Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin)


Rovereto - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Jos VAN EMDEN (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 16 from Trento to Rovereto (34.2 KM) - ITT Time Trial Individual - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
LottoNL-Jumbo's Jos Van Emden took fourth place beating Chris Froome by 8 seconds


Rovereto - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Simon YATES (GBR / Team Mitchelton - Scott) pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 16 from Trento to Rovereto (34.2 KM) - ITT Time Trial Individual - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
A great ride by Simon Yates kept him in pink by 56 seconds


Stage winner, Rohan Dennis (BMC): “It's pretty good to beat time-triallists like Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin. I came to the Giro to win a stage. I was hoping for Jerusalem to be that one. This stage was a big target for me as well. To win here and jump back in the top 10 is a big day for me.”

Rovereto - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Rohan DENNIS (Australia / BMC Racing Team) pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 16 from Trento to Rovereto (34.2 KM) - ITT Time Trial Individual - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Rohan Dennis - Stage win and now 6th overall


Overall leader, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott): “I'm really happy. I felt good in the first half. I had a good rhythm. I was trying to hold on to my position. But I died in the final 10 kilometers. Being in the lead after the time trial changes my tactics for the remaining stages. Unfortunately for the fans, I might be more defensive. I'd like to have a bigger gap but I'm very satisfied with where I stand now.”

Foto Gian Mattia D'Alberto - LaPresse  22/05/2018 TRENTO (Italia) Sport Ciclismo Giro d'Italia 2018 - edizione 101-  tappa 16 TRENTO - ROVERETO (ITT) Nella foto:   Photo Gian Mattia D'Alberto - LaPresse 2018-05-22  TRENTO (Italy)   Sport Cycling Giro d'Italia 2018 - 101th edition -  stage 16 TRENTO - ROVERETO (ITT) In the pic:
Simon Yates - Happy in pink

Stage 16:



Giro d'Italia Stage 16 Result:
1. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC in 40:00
2. Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin at 0:14
3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb at 0:22
4. Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:27
5. Chris Froome (GB) Sky at 0:35
6. Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 0:37
7. Alex Dowsett (GB) Katusha-Alpecin at 0:40
8. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
9. Chad Haga (USA) Sunweb at 0:47
10. David De La Cruz (Spa) Sky at 1:01
11. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky at 1:04
12. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
13. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto FixAll at 1:07
14. José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin at 1:08
15. Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo at 1:09
16. Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin at 1:12
17. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors at 1:15
18. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors at 1:17
19. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec at 1:24
20. Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe at 1:28
21. Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ at 1:31
22. Simon Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott at 1:37
23. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 1:40
24. Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe at 1:44
25. Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data at 1:58.

Giro d'Italia Overall After Stage 16:
1. Simon Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott in 66:39:14
2. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb at 0:56
3. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 3:11
4. Chris Froome (GB) Sky at 3:50
5. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 4:19
6. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC at 5:04
7. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana at 5:37
8. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 6:02
9. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar at 6:07
10. George Bennett (NZ) LottoNL-Jumbo at 7:01
11. Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe at 7:13
12. Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data at 7:33
13. Sam Oomen (Ned) Sunweb at 8:05
14. Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar at 8:56
15. Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 9:48
16. Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe at 10:03
17. Wout Poels (Ned) Sky at 10:07
18. Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 11:42
19. Sergio Henao (Col) Sky at 14:47
20. José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin at 14:51
21. Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott at 22:12
22. Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 24:14
23. Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 29:25
24. Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ at 32:20
25. Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 34:03.

 


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