Saturday 26 August 2023
Stage 7 A
KM 11.1GPM 1 - MONTRICHER-ALBANNE
Full ResultsStage 7 A PDF (355.17 KB)
|RICCITELLO Matthew (USA)||00:31:31|
|PIGANZOLI Davide (ITA)||
|DEL TORO ROMERO Isaac (MEX)||
|4||PELLIZZARI Giulio (ITA)||
|5||LECERF William Junior (BEL)||
|RICCITELLO Matthew (USA)|
|2||PIGANZOLI Davide (ITA)||
|3||DEL TORO ROMERO Isaac (MEX)||
|4||RONDEL Mathys (FRA)||
|5||PELLIZZARI Giulio (ITA)||
All riders started
The downpour at midday led the organisers to allow the peloton to return to the valley in team vehicles for the start of the road section towards the Col du Mont Cenis.
This straight section didn’t fundamentally change the hierarchy, but a counter-attack with 4km to go allowed Isaac Del Toro to close the gap on the yellow jersey, which was isolated in the group of favourites, by 18 seconds. Above all, the Mexican took 2nd place overall (54 seconds behind the leader) at the expense of Piganzoli despite the strong Italian presence at the front.
So nothing is firm and definitive on the threshold of the final stage. In any case, the finish in Mont – Cenis gave Irishman Archie Ryan, 4th in last year’s Tour de l’Avenir but hampered this season by tendinitis and now out of the running in the general classification, the chance to take revenge before leaving the Jumbo Développement team for EF Éducation’s World Tour.
In his energetic style, the small Irish rider regained his energy to carry out his attack halfway up the climb.
The race concludes with a final day of high mountain action, with the crossing of the Col de l’Iseran before the epilogue in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise.
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