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Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Sam Blom and I will keep you informed about the fifteenth stage in the Giro d'Italia today.

Lots of fun!

  • Giro d'Italia

  • Stage 15

  • Race restart after crash

  • Expected finish time: Around 5.30pm

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Another 18 km

- In the group of twelve pursuers, Cataldo once again encourages to drive towards his teammate Torres (Movistar).

The difference is quite big with 35 seconds.

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Another 18 km 

- The three Riesebeek, Campenaerts and Torres start the third and last climb of the Gornje Serovo, with the rest of the leading group already half a minute away.

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20 km to go

- The three work well together and take ten seconds from the rest of the leading group.

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22 km to go

- The next attack in the leading group!

Now it is a trio who are trying to attack, with Oscar Riesebeek as Dutch representation.

He has Victor Campenaerts and Albert Torres with him.

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Another 25 km

- Wisniowski and Consonni also tried it, but the rest of the leading group did not let them drive away.

It seems to be getting a bit more restless in the leading group, which is for the third time at the foot of the Gornje Serovo.

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31 km to go

- There is the first attack of the leading group, with Campenaerts and Riesebeek trying it together.

They don't seem to get away, but this might be the start of a spectacular finale.

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Can Italy make it three in a row?

With Cataldo, Oldani and Consonni there are three Italians in the leading group.

Big weekend for 🇮🇹, winning at both #Eurovision and atop Monte Zoncolan at the #Giro d'Italia.

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Avatar Author Harry Chemay Moment of Places 14: 21-23 May 2021

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Another 48 km

- The leading group arrives at the top of the Gornje Serovo and Dries de Bondt again takes the three points.

Mollema takes two and Riesebeek one.

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Another 50 km

- The leading group is heading for the Gornje Serovo for the second time, with still the eleven-minute lead on the peloton.

Soon the climb will be cycled for a third time.

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Another 53 km

- We still have the leading group of fifteen, which is about 11 minutes ahead of the peloton.

When will the race erupt there?

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Simon Yates has not yet given up hope for the pink jersey, although an attack on Bernal seems more like something for tomorrow's stage.


🎙️ @SimonYatess: "Now I fell better and I want to keep this way. Bernal is very strong, we'll see." Powered by @eolo_it #Giro


Avatar Author Giro d'Italia Moment of places 12:40 - 23 May 2021

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Now that the lead of the leading group is around 11.30 minutes, we can speculate about potential stage winners who start in this leading group of fifteen.

What can Mollema, Van den Berg and Riesebeek do?

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Another 76 km

- The three points on top of the Gornje Serovo also go to Dries de Bondt, ahead of his fellow countryman Harm Vanhoucke.

Bauke Mollema comes up third and takes a point for the mountains classification.

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Another 79 km

- The four pursuers have now been caught by the peloton, which is twelve minutes behind the leading group.

It seems out of the question that this difference will be made right.

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The riders in the Giro are encouraged from all sides.

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Another 80 km

- At the start of the circuit is a climb towards Gornje Cerovo.

It is only 1.7 kilometers long, but it rises by no less than 8.5 percent.

The leading group is now on that hill.

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Another 84 km 

- Where the start of the stage was extremely hectic with the crash, it has now been quite clear for a while, with the leading group at a great distance (now eleven minutes) from the peloton.

The intermediate sprint was just won by Dries de Bondt, Bauke Mollema was sixth and took three points.

The leading group will start on a circuit that largely travels through Slovenia.

This circuit will be covered two and a half times today.

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Another 97 km

- With a lead of almost ten minutes, the leading group seems to have good papers to stay ahead.

INEOS Grenadiers controls the smoothly moving peloton.

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107 km to go

- The leading group keeps running out, both on the pursuers (more than five and a half minutes) and the peloton (eight and a half minutes).

The riders have just completed a short climb, without a category, and will arrive in a short intermediate sprint in just under ten minutes.

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Drama in the start of stage 15 of the #Giro - Buchmann, Van Emden and Berhane have to give up after a heavy crash # Giro2021 can be seen live on Eurosport from start to finish: 📺 Eurosport 1📱💻 Without interruptions: https: // t. co / j9OsKiSv3U


Avatar Author Eurosport Netherlands Moment of places 11:46 - 23 May 2021

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Another 113 km

 - The peloton is already more than six minutes from the leading group, the four in between have more than two minutes to bridge.

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Another 117 km

- The peloton lets the leading group ride: the difference is already five minutes.

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What a commotion we saw earlier today after the crash at the beginning of the stage, after which the race was stopped.

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122 km to go

- A fourth task today: Ruben Guerreiro from EF Education-NIPPO has also left.

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Another 125 km

- Behind the leading group there are another four in almost a minute and a half: Pasqualon, Jorgenson, Gougeard and Tagliani.

The peloton is more than two and a half minutes from the front runners.

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Another 127 km

- The fifteen leaders, who now have about a minute and a half on the peloton:

  • BAUKE MOLLEMA (Trek-Segafredo)

  • Quinten Hermans (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matérieaux, BEL)

  • Dario Cataldo (Movistar, ITA)

  • Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal)

  • Nikias Arndt (DSM, DUI)

  • Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix, BEL)

  • Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka-ASSOS, BEL)

  • OSCAR RIESEBEEK (Alpecin-Fenix)

  • Stefano Oldani (Lotto Soudal, ITA)


  • Sebastián Molano (UAE Team Emirates, COL)

  • Simone Consonni (Cofidis, ITA)

  • Max Walscheid (Qhubeka-ASSOS, DUI)

  • Lukasz Wisniowski (Qhubeka-ASSOS, POL)

  • Albert Torres (Movistar, SPA)

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km to go 

- No fewer than three Dutchmen are in the leading group of fifteen.

Bauke Mollema, Oscar Riesebeek and Lars van den Berg are all on board.

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137 km to go

- Victor Campenaerts and Giacomo Nizzolo, among others, are part of the group of fifteen, which is driving fast to get away from the peloton permanently.

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138 km to go

- A group of fifteen men takes a small gap in the peloton.

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The course has been released again and so we will start for the second time!

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Van Emden had to drop out due to a rib injury and abrasions.

🇮🇹 #Giro @josvanemden will not continue the race.

He suffers abrasions and pain in his ribs after the massive crash.

@Tobias_S_Foss and @edoardo_affini were also involved, but they can continue. Get well soon, Jos!



Avatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 11:45 - 23 May 2021

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The peloton is back on the bike, but the race has not yet been released.

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Natnael Berhane (Cofidis) also had to stop fighting after the crash and is currently bringing the number of dropouts to three for the time being.

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Buchmann and Van Emden drop out


The German number six in the general classification and the Dutchman from Jumbo-Visma cannot continue after the crash.

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There is still no movement in the peloton.

For the time being, no official dropouts have been reported.

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Another 140


- The peloton is even now completely stopped awaiting the resumption of the race.

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Another 141 km

- Emanuel Buchmann was also involved in the crash.

The price is still neutralized.

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Another 142 km

- Several riders remain on the ground, it seems to have been a hard crash.

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143 km to go

- A leading group just threatened to get away, when the course was neutralized.

In any case Jos van Emden was involved in the crash, he seems to have fallen hard.

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144 km to go

- After a few kilometers, a crash in the peloton.

The rate is even neutralized.

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We left from Grado!

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Yesterday's stage winner will also be there.

👑 The 2021 Zoncolan king, @lorenzfortunato! 👑 Il re dello Zoncolan 2021, @lorenzfortunato!



Avatar Author Giro d'Italia Moment of places 11: 08 - 23 May 2021

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The profile of the fifteenth stage.

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Read our preview of today's stage here.

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