Giro d'Italia live: Magnus Cort wins stage 10 ahead of Derek Gee and Alessandro De Marchi, Jay Vine loses time in GC battle

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Primoz Roglic

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Good morning and a warm welcome to today's Cycling Weekly live blog, where I, Tom Thewlis, will be bringing you all of the essential news in the world of cycling.

I'll also be taking you through stage ten of the Giro d'Italia from Scandiano to Viareggio.

The first half of today's stage will see the riders take on a couple of climbs. Once the climbing is out of the way, it's a relatively flat and undulating run in to the finish.

Geraint Thomas will be wearing the leaders pink jersey today after Remco Evenepoel left the race on Sunday due to a positive Covid test.

You can check out the stage ten route in more detail in our Giro route analysis.

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Key updates (BST)

  10:45am: Intermarché-Circus-Wanty pull two riders from Giro due to illness
-   10:58am: Dominico Pozzovivo out due to Covid
-   11:26am: Stage gets underway in driving rain
-   13:23pm: Aleksandr Vlasov abandons due to sickness
-   13:53pm: Four man breakaway up the road


Intermarché-Circus-Wanty pull Bystrøm and Taaramäe from Giro due to sickness

Pozzovivo and Schmidt both out of Giro for Israel-Premier Tech

Stage ten possibly to be shortened due to bad weather

We're underway! 

192km to go: There's several strong puncheurs getting well and truly amongst it here.

Alessandro De Marchi (Jayco-AIUla), Alberto Bettiol (EF Education_EasyPost) and Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech) are all trying to get something established. 

190km to go: Here's what Adam Hansen, the president of the CPA, had to say on the debate around the weather earlier: 

190km to go: it's all go in the rain! Mattia Cattaneo and Louis Vervaeke (Soudal Quick-Step) have both been at the forefront of the action as it looks like the day's breakaway is beginning to finally establish itself.

I'll have the full list of names up the road in a moment.

Geraint Thomas

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183km to go: So we have a break of five riders up the road.

They are Matteo Cattaneo and Louis Vervaeke both of Soudal Quick-Step, Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech), Aleesandro De Marchi (Jayco-AIUla) and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Trek-Segafredo).

The quintet have about 15 seconds on the peloton at the moment, several other riders keep attempting to bridge across. 

181km to go: Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost) is driving the pace on the front of the peloton at the moment.

Meanwhile Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) is out the back of the main field. 

179km to go: After initial reports that team buses were instructed to follow the peloton, rather than head off course for a quick dash to the finish, new reports filtered through a moment ago that they have now been instructed to join the regular 'off-course' route to the finish in Viareggio.

There were initial suggestions that the riders could climb onto the buses for the day's main climb due to the weather, although the stage is now being raced a normal.

176km to go: Gee and De Marchi have both attacked and disappeared up the road. They're both really pushing on.

The remnants of the initial breakaway were swallowed up, several other riders have now formed a new chasing group including Davide Formolo of UAE Team Emirates. 

176km to go: That's all come to nothing though! All of the chasers have been caught, so we have just Gee and De Marchi up the road.

They have 33 seconds on the bunch at the moment. 

174km to go: Magnus Cort (EF Education-EasyPost) has just launched a pwoerful acceleration from the main field.

If anyone is capable of bridging across to Gee and De Marchi, it's definitely him. 

172km to go: Tao Geoghegan Hart just managed to sneak across into the chasing group there.

Looked like things could suddenly get pretty interesting for a moment, but that's been quickly stamped out by the peloton.

There was no way Jumbo-Visma would have allowed him to get a gap.

169km to go: More bad news filtering through... it just seems endless at the moment at this Giro.

Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) was seen off the back of the main field earlier, we've just heard that Bora have just confirmed that Vlasov is suffering with sickness.

We don't know what sickness it is is yet though.

Vlasov is currently sixth on GC. Not great for Bora or the race at all. 

167km to go: While it's all been kicking off in the main field, Gee and De Marchi have managed to build a gap of more than two and a half minutes. 

Tom Gloag on stage seven of the Giro

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160km to go: Cort is somewhere in no man's land between the rbeak and the bunch along with Eolo-Kometa's Davide Bais who is leading the mountains classification.

Gee and De Marchi can't really afford to ease up, although having an engine like Cort with them could certainly aid their advantage.

158km to go: Gee and De Marchi have three minutes 18 seconds over the bunch now as they approach the first intermediate sprint point of the day. 

Aleksandr Vlasov

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153km to go: Gee and De Marchi's gap has gone up to three minutes 44 seconds.

Back down the road Movistar are driving the pace on the front of the main field. Perhaps Fernando Gaviria is feeling particularly good today.

152km to go: With the weather like this, you get the feeling that the majority of the riders will just want to get today out of the way at all costs.

Gee and De Marchi's lead is gradually rising, the duo are working really well together here. 

151km to go: Bais and Cort are 28 seconds back down the road from Gee and De Marchi.

Hello! Adam Becket here while Tom just goes and gets some lunch. It is sunnier in southwest England than in Italy, which is something

Stage 13 shortened due to heavy snowfall

145km to go: The break did not contest the intermediate sprint, with Bais rolling across in front.

Giro d'Italia stage 10

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137km to go: Movistar are still riding at the front. It's wet. No change. The break has 4-10.

136km to go: Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) back in the bunch. Good for him, hope he's alright.

130km to go: There is still 30km to go to the top of the Passo delle Radici for the break, which has 4-12 over the peloton. I wouldn't even be looking forward to the descent in this weather.

127km to go: A change! DSM are on the front. Now that's a thrill.

Aleksandr Vlasov abandons Giro d'Italia

122km to go: The gap is 4-30 between the escaped quartet and the peloton. Speaking of the break, Davide Bais has briefly been distanced, but he looks like he is getting back on. 

121km to go: Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Victorious) is changing his rain jacket, exciting. He has put a short-sleeved one on first and another one over the top. All with no hands, easy.

Michael Schär to retire at the end of the year

118km to go: The break's gap is climbing, now up to 4-45.

115km to go: Hello! Tom here, back from lunch.

I'm glad to say the sun is out here unlike on the road to Viareggio. I've had a flat white and a halloumi salad, so I'm ready to go again.

I'll be taking you all the way through to the finish now later this afternoon.

The break have just under five minutes on the peloton now, Magnus Cort is currently on the front taking a really big turn.

Will the break make it all the way to the finish?! You can let me know what you think on Twitter - @thewlistt 

112km to go:  Derek Gee has just taken a feed back from a soigneur at the side of the road, ditching his rain jacket in the process.

The Canadian pulled a nice dry one straight out of the bag along with a bit of food. Keeping warm and well fuelled is absolutely crucial on a day like today. 

109km to go: The breakaway are nearing the summit of the Passo delle Radici. Ineos, Jumbo and UAE are trying to take control of the front of the peloton behind them.

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Gaviria (Movistar) are hanging on for dear life at the back. 

107km to go: Geraint Thomas has just had a bike change ahead of the descent. Laurens De Plus, his teammate, is admirably controlling the front of the peloton and pushing on through the rain.

It is so so grim out there. 

106km to go: We've just had a shot of Mark Cavendish going out the back of the main field.... not a huge surprise really. 

103km to go: Bais took the 18 points on offer at the top of today's climb in the mountains classification to extend his lead. 

I'll give you a further update on that shortly. 

97km to go: I really hate cycling in the rain, so really feel for the riders out there on the road today.

I can't think of anything worse on the bike than when your hands get so cold that you can't feel them.

Plenty of the guys in the bunch are swinging their arms around frantically trying to get the blood flowing again. 

94km to go: Not good! We've just seen Fernando Gaviria on the deck. It really hasn't been the Movistar rider's day today. 

92km to go: We've lost Bais at the front of the race. It's now just Gee, Cort and De Marchi in the breakaway as the descent continues.

Bais will have been happy just to take maximum points at the top of the climb, he can now chill out and wait for the peloton if he needs to. 

90km to go: Bahrain Victorious have suddenly attacked on the descent! Andrea Pasqualon, Jonathan Milan and Caruso.

Pavel Sivakov has latched onto the back of the Bahrain Trio for Ineos.

A brave decision going for it on a descent this wet. 

86km to go: Pretty brave of the likes of Caruso to go for it today! One slight mistake on this descent and you'll be on the floor.

To think this stage was very nearly neutralised until 70km to go due to the weather!

Jonathan Milan

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79km to go: Intermarché-Circus-Wanty have sent Lorenzo Rota over to the chasing group.

Looks like there is a small gap to Sivakov, he's dropping away from that group led by Caruso.

Caruso has just gesticulated to Pasqualon urging him to crack on, they'll be keen to shake the Ineos man here. 

77km to go: There was a nasty looking crash on the bottom of the descent there.

Will Barta (Movistar) and Jay Vine (UAE Emirates) were the two men involved. It looked like they had careered into the side of a house, Barta's bike is in a bit of a mess and has a snapped fork.

Fingers crossed the duo aren't hurt after that!

76km to go: We've got another abandon unfortunately.

DSM has announced that Martijn Tusveld is now out of the race due to injury. The Dutch rider had a pretty nasty crash on stage two. 

76km to go: We've just seen Sivakov sitting up and waiting for his teammates in the bunch. Hard to tell exactly what's happened to him here. 

74km to go: It looks like the rain has finally cleared for the three guys left up the road. The breakaway are nearing the summit of the category four Monterperpoli climb which is next up on the road.

Gee took three points in the mountains classification at the top there, Cort had two and De Marchi one.

72km to go: The peloton led by Ineos has just crested the cat.4 climb.

It's just an advantage of 2-18 for the breakaway now. On the long, relatively flat run to the finish it's unlikely they'll be able to survive until the end. 

70km to go: Here's how things currently stand in the mountains competition.  

1. Davide Bais (Eolo-Kometa) 104 points
2. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) 50 points
3. Kamil Vacek (Corratec) 36 points
4. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Trek-Segafredo) 26 points
5. Ben Healy (EF Education EasyPost) 24 points 

67km to go: That's Caruso, Pasqualon and co swept up by the bunch!

We're off the brief descent of the cat.4 climb and onto the run to the finish. 

53km to go: The breakaway's advantage is now just 2-30.

Now that we're onto the flat we're seeing a bit more of an organised chase behind as some of the teams start to think about a stage win later this afternoon.

Quick-Step are really working on the front of the bunch. We've just had a shot of Mark Cavendish back in the main field too.

With Pedersen and Gaviria out of the way, today could be a real opportunity for Cavendish to fight for victory for Astana. 

52km to go: We've just seen a nasty crash involving Lukas Pöstlberger from Jayco-AIUla and Michel Ries (Arkéa-Samsic).

Not nice at all! Alberto Bettiol (EF Education_EasyPost) was brought down by a member of the race organisation who picked up Pöstlberger's bike and lent it against the wall at the side of the road.

Bettiol was fuming there, you can't blame him at all. 

49km to go: Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic) was also was involved in a crash there. He's back up and holding his arm, but didn't look great.

In the meantime Erik Fetter (Eolo-Kometa) has abandoned the race. That's 150 guys left now.  

47km to go: Bettiol, Pöstlberger and Ries are all back up and running.

It's just 2-13 for the leading trio now. 

46km to go: Here's what bettiol's team manager Jonathan Vaughters had to say on that incident just then. 

38km to go: Cort led the breakaway through the second intermediate sprint point a moment ago.

De Marchi and Gee were second and third.

There's a bit of a split in the main field now. A group led by UAE are behind the remnants of the main field and are working frantically to regain contact. Jay Vine is reportedly two minutes down now, a bad day for the Australian. 

A couple of decent sprinters have regained contact with the pink jersey group, it's definitely all the play for still. 

35km to go: Cort, De Marchi and Gee have just two mintues on the Maglia Rosa group now.

Vervaeke of Soudal Quick-Step is really driving the pace on the front of the remnants of that group along with Ghebreigzabhier of Trek.

Mark Cavendish is stripped down to his British national champion's jersey and the group are racing hard.

Could we see a Cavendish vs Mads Pedersen battle in Viareggio soon?!

Here's a clip of the Bettiol crash earlier. 

29km to go: There seems to be a bit of hesitation in the Maglia Rosa group.

I still feel like this is a day for the break. Cort or Gee feel like the logical picks here. 

27km to go: Cavendish must be feeling REALLY good today.

Gianni Moscon is on the front of the Maglia Rosa group and really lifting the tempo.

The Italian has one big engine, so expect to see that gap to the leading trio shredded slightly now. 

18km to go: Gee, Cort and De Marchi are still pushing on. They've got just one minute on the Maglia Rosa Group now.

it's going to be a big ask for the trio to survive. They've been riding all day in the rain and will no doubt be starting to feel the fatigue setting in.

Bahrain and Trek are present at the front of the bunch, trying to lift the tempo even further.

Jens Voigt says Cavendish looks "hungry, mean and lean" in the peloton. Could it be his moment?!

13km to go: Thomas Gloag (Jumbo-Visma) nearly hit the deck there as a Bahrain rider crashed in front of him.

Everyone's getting panicky as the finish approaches! 

11km to go:  Just 43 seconds for the trio out front now!

Its going to go right down to the wire today.

Cavendish is sitting pretty in the middle of Moscon and Scaroni, his Astana teammates, at the head of the second group on the road.

It will be a huge ask for the Manxman to beat Mads Pedersen if it comes down to a sprint today. 

8km to go: At this stage in the race, ithe advantage is tipping back in the favour of the breakaway trio!

What a performance that will be from them if they're able to take this to the line. 

Derek Gee

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2.2km to go: The breakaway have extended their lead here and are almost there.

it's going to be one of them that takes this

1.5km: Gee has pushed off the front! Is this the winning move?

1.1km to go: Cort has left De Marchi behind! He's onto Gee's wheel

Just a few hundred metres to go! De marchi is going for it!

Gee is straight onto his wheel!

Here goes Cort! He's got it! 

MAGNUS CORT WINS STAGE TEN OF THE GIRO D'ITALIA! The Danish rider completes the set and now has stage wins at the Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta to his name. 

Mads Pedersen wins the sprint for fourth ahead of UAE's Pascal Ackermann! 

That's two Danish riders in just a matter of days who have completed the Grand Tour stage win hat trick.... Mads Pedersen and Cort.

We'll have a full round up of today's stage on the site shortly! 

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