News | Giro d'Italia • May 13, 2022
Formolo fights to podium in Giro thriller
Almeida 8th and defends GC position
Davide Formolo put in an attacking show of panache to take 3rd place on stage 7 of the Giro D’Italia from Diamante to Potenza (196km).
The former Italian champion was one of the main animators of the day which was won by Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) on the uphill kick to the line.
Formolo attacked on the penultimate climb at -20km and again on the final descent but couldn’t shake his three other breakaway companions.
Formolo : “Today was a day for the breakaway and we decided I would try. In the final I tried to get away on the climb, I tried again on the descent but it just wasn’t to be. Jumbo had two strong guys there and it made it hard to get away solo. It’s always nice get the win of course, but I can say I tried my best. We take this result and go for it again tomorrow with Gaviria, but tomorrow I’ll probably stay in the bunch after a long day today.”
Joao Almeida finished at the head of the peloton behind, taking 8th place and maintaining 7th place on the General Classification as Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) continues in the Maglia Rosa.
Tomorrow the riders will have a stage starting and finishing in Napoli (153km).
Stage 7 results
1.Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) 5:12:30
2.Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) +2’’
3.Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
General Classification after stage 7
1.Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) 28:39:05
2.Lennard Kamna (Bora-Hansgrohe) +39’’
3.Rein Taaramae (Wanty-Intermarche) +48’’
7. Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +1’58’’