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Giro d’Italia Stage 20 Full Results, Photos – Aru and Hesjedal 1-2 Again

by pedalmag.com
Hesjedal 2nd again [P] Cor Vos
May 30, 2015 (Sestriere, ITA) – Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team) took home another 2nd place finish on Stage 20 from Saint-Vincent to Sestriere, 199km, as he and Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team were 1-2 again.

Aru wins another mountain stage [P] Cor Vos
Hesjedal is now 5th overall Giro leader Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo finished 6th on today’s at 1:40 behind but still holds a commanding lead of 2:02 over Aru with the final stage tomorrow.

Contador still in charge [P] Cor Vos

Results (brief)

1. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    5:12:25
2. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team    0:18
3. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step    0:24
4. Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team
5. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    0:34
6. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo    1:40
7. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    2:28
8. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
9. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
10. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team

65. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 27:00

GC after Stage 20

1. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo    84:03:30
2. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    2:02
3. Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team    3:14
4. Andrey Amador (Crc) Movistar Team    0:08:19
5. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team    9:52
6. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky    10:50
7. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    11:02
8. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team    12:17
9. Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr    16:00
10. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha    16:23

109. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale     4:48:44

took the win trying to claw back some time against race leader Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo who finished 1:18 behind. Aru is now second overall at 4:37 behind Contador while Hesjedal is now 7th overall at 12:05 back. Fellow Canuck Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale is 116th.



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A spectacular final day’s mountain racing in the 2015 Giro d’Italia saw overall leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) retain the maglia rosa despite getting dropped by both his closest rivals as Fabio Aru (Astana) raced to his second consecutive stage victory. Related Articles      Hesjedal enjoys going on the attack one last time at the Giro d’Italia     Aru continues late Giro d’Italia resurgence with Sestriere victory  Contador saw his closest rivals Aru and Mikel Landa (Astana) go clear on the penultimate ascent, the Colle delle Finestre, and lost well over two minutes by the finale. Following Friday’s victory in Cervinia, Aru soloed away, 1.5 kilometres from the line to beat his closest pursuer Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-Quick Step). Aru simultaneously consolidated his second place overall, whilst Landa, having briefly ripped the Giro d’Italia apart on the Colle delle Finestre, finally settled for completing the podium in third.

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