LIVE: Sprinter teams are preparing for the final in Milan-Turin Milan – Turin 2020

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    1. Alessandro Tonelli (ITA)
    2. Davide Villella (ITA)
    3. Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)
    4. Manuele Boaro (ITA)
    5. Samuele Rivi (ITA)
    leading group

    1. Alessandro Tonelli (ITA)
    2. Davide Villella (ITA)
    3. Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)
    4. Manuele Boaro (ITA)
    5. Samuele Rivi (ITA)

    peloton

The 101st edition of Milan-Turin is one for sprinters. The Italian semi-classic canceled the climb of the Superga this year, resulting in a predominantly flat course. You can follow the course live with updates here.

  1. 17h40. Which sprinters are still in the peloton? Caleb Ewan currently has 6 Belgians at Lotto Soudal who will soon be able to attract the sprint train for him. The Australian showed himself several times in the Santos Tour Down Under at the start of the season. For him, Milan-Turin means the restart of his season. & Nbsp; In the Tour of Burgos, Sam Bennett and Fernando Gaviria each won. Arnaud Démare became 2nd twice. We should also not forget Alexander Kristoff, Peter Sagan, Nacer Bouhanni and Matteo Moschetti. & Nbsp; .
  2. 5 pm 14. It is going well in the front of the pack. Sprinter teams like Deceuninck-Quick Step, Groupama-FDJ, Lotto Soudal, UAE Team Emirates, Arkéa-Samsic and Bora-Hansgrohe sent one of their riders to the head of the pack. They alternate there now. It is going well. & Nbsp; .
  3. 4:59 pm. Florian Vermeersch again takes the pack. Lotto Soudal is again at the front of the pack. Caleb Ewan, Vermeersch’s teammate, is one of the top favorites for today. .
  4. Average speed. The average speed remains stable: 44.9 km / h after the third hour. & Nbsp; . 4 pm 54.
  5. Philippe Gilbert is getting ready for Milan-Sanremo. 16 hours 53.
  6. Time difference. New gear in the pack: the lead of the 6 leaders is reduced to 3 minutes. . 4 pm 51.
  7. Time difference. The pack hangs at about 3’30 “. The front runners hold on for now. & Nbsp;. 16 hours 39.
  8. Average speed. After two hours of racing, the average speed is 44.8 km / hour. . 4 pm 12.
  9. The escape of the escapees decreases. The pace in the peloton is high because the sprinter teams alternate at the front. Deceuninck-Quick Step now sets the tempo. But also thanks to the efforts of Trek-Segafredo, the lead built up by the early flight continues to decrease. Gijs Van Hoecke and his 5 Italian fellow escapees are now less than 4 minutes ahead of the pack. & Nbsp; Deceuninck-Quick Step has a good chance with Sam Bennett to win in the sprint. This also applies to Trek-Segafredo, which Matteo Moschetti has as a fast man on the team. & Nbsp; . 4 pm 09.
  10. 3:28 PM. The sun is smiling at the riders. Under a bright sky and accompanied by little wind, the riders make their way to Stupinigi just outside the center of Turin. & Nbsp; They are lucky: it is 27 degrees today and not as hot as during the Strade Bianche. They are also spared from rain showers like in the Gran Trittico Lombardo Monday. & Nbsp; .
  11. What can Oliver Naesen do in the 101st edition of Milan-Turin? 3 pm 10.
  12. Van der Poel and his Alpecin gang at the start. Does the Dutchman show himself today? 3 pm 08.
  13. Wout van Aert chats with Senne Leysen. 2 pm 51.
  14. 2 pm 41. Lotto Soudal shows up in the front of the pack. Nikolas Maes of Lotto Soudal is the first to take on the task of leading the pack. Meanwhile, teammate Florian Vermeersch has already relieved him, so that Maes can play a significant role in a later stage of the ride. Vermeersch also participated in the Strade Bianche on Saturday, his first race since he turned pro in June. .
  15. 2 pm 26. Time difference. The lead of the escaping leading group continues to grow. The difference with the peloton has been more than 5 minutes and their lead is still growing. Now wait and see who takes the lead in the back. .
  16. 2 pm 07. Gijs Van Hoecke joins the escape. 6 riders immediately enter the breakaway. Belgian Gijs Van Hoecke (CCC) is accompanied by all Italian riders: Alessandro Tonelli, Andrea Garosio, Davide Villella, Manuele Boaro and Samuele Rivi. .
  17. 1h45. We have left! The starting signal for the 101st edition of Milan-Turin has been given. The riders have a predominantly flat course of 198 km ahead. & Nbsp; .
  18. 1 pm 24. Different field due to sprinters’ course. By scrapping the uphill finish, the sprinters see their chance. It’s best to keep an eye out for names like Sam Bennett, Fernando Gaviria and Arnaud Démare. Last week they already showed their good side during the Tour of Burgos. Bennett and Gaviria both won a stage, Démare came second twice. Caleb Ewan profiles himself as a top favorite, but only makes his comeback in the peloton today. Alexander Kristoff also restarts his season in Milan-Turin. Peter Sagan, Nacer Bouhanni and Mathieu van der Poel can play a significant role. & Nbsp; We are also looking forward to Wout van Aert. Can he continue his Saturday dominance in the Strade Bianche? Countrymen such as Oliver Naesen, Philippe Gilbert, Yves Lampaert, Tim Declercq and Timothy Dupont also appear at the start. .
  19. 12 hours 36.
  20. 12h28. Dress rehearsal for Milan-Sanremo. This very old autumn race is normally scheduled in the run-up to the Tour of Lombardy. Due to the adjusted cycling calendar, Milan-Turin now serves as a preparation for the summer edition of “La Primavera” for many riders. & Nbsp; .
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