Pogacar, a fairy tale! Quintana catches up with him 2 km from the finish and triumphs in Livigno. A domination at the Giro d'Italia


By John

Yet another solo, a slap in the face to all your opponents. Tadej Pogacar wins by a landslide in the fifteenth stage of the 2024 Giro d'Italia, the Manerba del Garda – Livigno of 222 kilometers: the Slovenian greeted the competition 15 kilometers from the finish, recovering the gap from all the escapees and winning solo on the Mottolino; second Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 30″, third Georg Steinhauser (EF Education – EasyPost). Fourth victory in the pink race for the captain of the UAE Emirates, further distancing all his opponents in the general classification. Tomorrow last stop, we start again on Tuesday with the Livigno – Santa Cristina Val Gardena/St. Christina in Gröden of 206 kilometers (Monte Pana).

«This is undoubtedly one of the best days of my career». Tadej Pogacar is filled with joy. «We had the idea of ​​winning this stage since December – admits the Slovenian, pink jersey for 14 stages -, we were perfect as a team. I am really very happy to have won the queen stage in Livigno which is one of my favorite places in Italy.” In fact, Pocagar usually frequents Livigno in the winter, both for altitude training and for skiing.

PINK JERSEY (Timed ranking): 1. Tadej Pogacar SLO (UAE Team Emirates) in 56h11'42″ 2. Geraint Thomas GBR (Ineos Grenadiers) at 6'41″ 3. Daniel Martinez COL (Bora-hansgrohe) at 6'56″ 4. Ben O'Connor AUS at 7'43″ 5. Antonio Tiberi ITA at 9'26″ 6. Thymen Arensman NED at 9'45″ 7. Romain Bardet FRA at 10'49″ 8. Filippo Zana ITA at 11'11″ 9. Einer Rubio COL at 12'13″ 10. Jan Hirt CZE at 13'11″