four Italians in the breakaway of the day, group at 1’44 “- OA Sport

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13.22 In the meantime, let’s remember the jerseys of the Giro di Sicilia:

Yellow-red jersey: leader of the general
White shirt: leader of the ranking dedicated to young people
Green-pistachio mesh: leader of the climbers ranking
Cyclamen jersey: leader of the points classification

At the end of the stage the green-pistachio jersey will go to Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec), by virtue of the passage in first position on the only GPM of the day, that of Tindari

13.18 They return to earn something at the head of the race. Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), Nelson Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas), Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), Guido Draghi (Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM), Stefano Gandin ( Team Corratec) and Francesco Zandri (Work Service Vitalcare Vega) now have an advantage of 1’44 ”over the main platoon.

13.14 We are getting closer and closer to the three hours of competition. The cyclists have covered 110 km for now.

13.10 The advantage of the 7 fugitives decreases. The group has raised the pace and is now at 1’35 ”.

13.06 We remind you that Domenico Pozzovivo is also present among the ranks of Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Materiaux. In this Giro di Sicilia the blue is looking for a good placement in the general classification. The Lucanian will then participate in the Giro d’Italia in May.

13.02 Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Materiaux is now active in front of the group. For today’s sprint, the Belgian team will focus on Dutchman Boy Van Poppel.

12.58 Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), Nelson Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas), Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), Guido Draghi (Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM), Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec) and Francesco Zandri (Work Service Vitalcare Vega): these are the riders who make up the breakaway of the day. The leading 7s still have a 2’25 ”margin over the group.

12.54 The riders have covered 97 km so far. We are almost halfway through the stage.

12.50 The group does not want to let the fugitives get out too far and has returned to 2’25 ”behind.

12.46 In this phase of the race the group slowed down and the advantage of the 7 treads increased to 2’42 “.

12.42 After two hours of racing the average is 42.7 km / h.

12.38 At -111 km at the finish at the head of the group are Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), Nelson Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas), Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), Guido Draghi (Mg .K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM), Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec) and Francesco Zandri (Work Service Vitalcare Vega). The 7 leaders now have a 2’25 ”advantage over the main squad.

12.34 Trek Segafredo and Astana very active at the head of the group.

12.29 We remind you that there are 19 teams at the start, three of which belong to the World Tour category, four Uci ProTeams, eleven Continentals and the Italian national team.

12.27 The treads return to gain something, an advantage equal to 2’15 “.

12.24 Here we are at the 120 km sign on arrival.

12.21 These are the names of the seven fugitives: Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), Nelson Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas), Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), Guido Draghi (Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM), Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec) and Francesco Zandri (Work Service Vitalcare Vega).

12.18 The two most anticipated men Vincenzo Nibali and Damiano Caruso ride side by side. There is also time to chat!

12.15 Mechanical problems for Stefano Gandin, who we remember having conquered the pistachio green jersey of best climber. Team Corratec’s standard bearer left in a flash.

12.12 The group recovers a few seconds, a gap that falls below 2 ‘again.

12.09 An hour and a half of the race is gone.

12.06 The men of Bardiani-Faizanè also appear in the avant-garde positions of the platoon: their sprinter is Filippo Fiorelli.

12.03 140 km to the finish, margin of the seven fugitives around 2’10 “.

12.00 Scrolling through the Golden Book of the Giro di Sicilia we note that Italy has won the race in 22 of the 25 editions. A success each for France, the United States and Belgium, which triumphed in 1974 with the great Roger De Vlaeminck.

11.57 These are the seven adventurers of the day: Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), Nelson Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas), Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), Guido Draghi (Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM), Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec) and Francesco Zandri (Work Service Vitalcare Vega).

11.54 Stable situation and unchanged tread advantage over 2 ‘.

11.51 Vincenzo Nibali’s Astana is also seen in the first positions of the platoon. Today the Kazakh team will rely on sprinter Simone Velasco.

11.48 After the 50 km race, there are less than 150 km to go to the finish line banner.

11.45 The group forcing continues, another minute recovered and a gap of 1’55 ”.

11.42 40.2 km / h the average after an hour of running.

11.39 Trek-Segafredo peeps at the head of the group: today we are working for Matteo Moschetti!

11.36 We remember the names of the treads: Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), Nelson Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas), Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), Guido Draghi (Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace -VPM), Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec) and Francesco Zandri (Work Service Vitalcare Vega).

11.33 The seven fugitives lose something, advantage over 3 ‘.

11.30 As not mentioned, the counterattackers get up and are absorbed by the platoon.

11.27 Routes 33 km, 166 are missing at the finish. The situation in the race is now outlined, Matteo Zurlo (Zalf Euromobil Fior) and Gergely Szarka (Giotti Victoria-Savini Due) have not yet been picked up by the group.

11.25 Once the descent is over, the altitude difficulties are over for today.

11.22 Summit passages:

1 Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec), 5 points
2 Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), 3 points
3 Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), 2 points
4 Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), 1 point

11.19 The couple made up of Matteo Zurlo (Zalf Euromobil Fior) and Gergely Szarka (Giotti Victoria-Savini Due) pays 2’50 ”. 4 ‘group.

11.16 Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec) passes in front of everyone: he will wear the green-pistachio jersey at the end of the stage!

11.13 The treads rise on the pedals, who will go under the banner first? It is a real battle!

11.11 The summit of the Tindari GPM is not far away, fire to the powders among the attackers for the green-pistachio jersey!

11.09 Behind the “Magnificent seven” a couple of runners launched in pursuit, this is Matteo Zurlo (Zalf Euromobil Fior) e Gergely Szarka (Giotti Victoria-Savini Due) who accuse 1’50 ”. The platoon is taking it easy on the climb, already 3 ‘late.

11.07 Michael Belleri (Biesse-Carrera), Nelson Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas), Gabriele Petrelli (CT Friuli), Alejandro Ropero (Eolo-Kometa), Guido Draghi (Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM), Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec) e Francesco Zandri (Work Service Vitalcare Vega) are the current treads!

11.05 The group lets it go, the escape of the day could have formed! Less than 4 km to the brow.

11.02 Seven runners use the ramps to stretch!

10.59 The climb begins! The first meters are accessible, after which the slope increases. Platoon still compact.

10.56 The first edition of the Giro di Sicilia took place in the distant 1907. Carlo Galetti triumphed, three times winner of the Giro d’Italia.

10.53 The ramps of the Tindari GPM will begin very soon! A heated tussle is looming …

10.50 10 km are now behind us.

10.47 The shots follow one another but no one manages to take off. Frantic start, the average after just 10 minutes exceeds 50 km / h!

10.44 The platoon remains compact for the moment. The feeling is that many riders aspire to the pistachio green jersey!

10.41 High pace right from the start, someone tries to take advantage!

10.38 The only ascent of the day is set at km 25: whoever climbs first at the Tindari GPM will wear the pistachio-green jersey at the end of the stage.

10.35 Here is the official start! The 26th edition of the Giro di Sicilia begins!

10.33 We remember the jerseys of the Giro di Sicilia:

Yellow-red jersey: leader of the general
White shirt: leader of the ranking dedicated to young people
Green-pistachio mesh: leader of the climbers ranking
Cyclamen jersey: leader of the points classification

10.30 A few hundred meters before the official start. Today we compete crossing the northern coast of Sicily, we could see some fans!

10.27 Everyone in the saddle! The runners are approaching km 0, a few minutes and it will get serious!

10.24 The backbones of the hosts Damiano Caruso and Vincenzo Nibali, winner of the last edition, stand out in a group. Favorites of today’s segment were sprinters Filippo Fiorelli, Boy Van Poppel, Matteo Moschetti, Vincenzo Albanese and Simone Velasco.

10.21 In Milazzo the sun shines and the temperature is around 11 °. At 10.25 the transfer to km 0 will begin.

10.18 Departure from Milazzo and arrival in Bagheria after 199 kilometers, the fraction is suitable for fast wheels and is as flat as a billiard table. The only altitude difficulty is the Tindari GPM, placed 25 km after the start.

10.15 Good morning friends of OA Sport! In about twenty minutes the curtain will rise on the 26th edition of the Giro di Sicilia, today the riders are called to face the first of the four stages of the event.

THE STAGES OF THE 2022 TOUR OF SICILY AT THE X RAYS

Hello and welcome friends of OA Sport to the LIVE LIVE text of the Giro di Sicilia 2022! It goes on stage today first of the four scheduled stages and the sprinters are sharpening their claws for what may be the only chance to fight for the sprint success. Departure from Milazzo and arrival in Bagheria after 199 kilometers.

While not boasting ambitions in this debut segment all eyes will be on the Vincenzo Nibali house idol, triumph in the past edition. Damiano Caruso also has what it takes to play the leading role, in general there are many Italians registered for the review.

The current stage does not present any altitude difficulties except for the elementary GPM of Tindari, short climb planned after 25 km from the start. In terms of success, the favorite would seem Boy Van Poppel, but who knows what Filippo Fiorelli and Matteo Moschetti fail to break the sprinter’s eggs in the basket of the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux.

Giro di Sicilia 2022: the favorites. Damiano Caruso challenges Vincenzo Nibali and Domenico Pozzovivo

Departure time fixed at 10.35, arrival is expected around 15.25. Follow the LIVE LIVE curated by OA Sport if you don’t want to miss a single pedal stroke, the show is guaranteed! See you later and have fun!

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