Davide Bais wins Giro d'Italia stage seven from break, as stalemate rules for general classification riders

Italian wins from breakaway trio as Andreas Leknessund does not face a significant challenge for pink

Davide Bais
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Davide Bais (EOLO-Kometa) sprinted to victory atop Gran Sasso d'Italia on stage seven of the Giro d'Italia. The Italian was the winner from a three-man break which rode alone for over 200km.

The 25-year-old punched at the right time, accelerating past Simone Petilli (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) and Karel Vacek (Corratec-Selle Italia) in the final few hundred metres. It is the first victory of his career.

  1. Davide Bais (Ita) Eolo-Kometa, in 6-08-40
  2. Karel Vacek (Cze) Corratec Selle Italia, at 9s
  3. Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, at 16s
  4. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Quick-Step
  5. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
  6. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 
  7. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
  8. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
  9. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla
  10. Christian Scaroni (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan, all at 3-10
  1. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM, in 29-02-38
  2. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal-Quick Step, at 28s
  3. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën, at 30s
  4. João Almeida (Por) UAE-Team Emirates, at 1-00
  5. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at 1-12
  6. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 1-26
  7. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-hansgrohe, at same time
  8. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 1-30
  9. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-54
  10. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious, at 1-59

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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.