The French Arnaud Démare won the thirteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia that took place between San Remo and Cuneo, on a 150 km route, on May 20, 2022, a day in which the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz remained strong in the peloton, with the second place in the individual general, facing the tough stages to come.
The South American entered this date in the 15th position of the sentencing line and in this way he reaffirmed himself on the podium of the most coveted classification of the contest, 12 seconds behind the leader, the Spanish JuanPe López (Trek).
For this day, one of the novelties was the retirement of Frenchman Romain Bardet, one of Caparaz’s main rivals for the title. According to reports in the media, the rider abandoned the test due to stomach problems after stage 12 that ended in Genoa.
Démare, from Groupama-FDJ, won stage 13 with a time of 3:18:16, escorted by Phil Bauhaus (Team Bahrain Victorious), while third place went to the established Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team).
In the final kilometers a breakaway of four cyclists tried not to be caught up by the peloton. There were Nicolas Prodhomme (AG2R Citroën Team), Julius van den Berg (EF Education-EasyPost), Mirco Maestri (EOLO-Kometa) and Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma).
With five kilometers to go, those four escapees had a 41-second advantage over the peloton, but with a thousand meters to go they were overtaken.
Before this stage the Spaniard Juan Pedro López was the leader of the Giro, a position he held, closely followed by Carapaz (12 seconds), Joao Almeida (12) and Bardet was fourth at 14 seconds.
This Saturday Stage 14 will be run, over 147 kilometers between Santena Torino (3000 meters of unevenness).
Ecuadorians in the Giro
Richard Carapaz (Ineos) in 15th place
Jhonatan Narváez (Ineos) in locker 18
Jonathan Caicedo (EF Education-EasyPost) in the 101 at 1:47 minutes from the winner.
Alexander Cepeda (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli) in 144 at 7:44 minutes from the winner