Sport Unstoppable Gaviria claims fourth Giro d'Italia cycling race win

22:55  19 may  2017
22:55  19 may  2017 Source:   afp.com

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Home Grand Tours Giro d ' Italia Unstoppable Gaviria claims fourth Giro d ’ Italia win . Giro d ’ Italia 2017 – stage 13 results (Reggio Emilia – Tortona): 1. Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors).

Cycling | International Cycling . Fernando Gaviria © Getty Images. Win a RAV4! Gaviria claims fourth Giro stage win . On his maiden three-week race , Gaviria has already surpassed his mountain-climbing compatriots for the most number of stage wins on the Giro.

Colombian Fernando Gaviria, of the Quick Step team, celebrates on the podium after winning the 13th stage of the 100th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Reggio Emilia to Tortona on May 19, 2017© Provided by AFP Colombian Fernando Gaviria, of the Quick Step team, celebrates on the podium after winning the 13th stage of the 100th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Reggio Emilia to Tortona on May 19, 2017 Colombia's Fernando Gaviria underlined his status as the 100th Giro d'Italia's top sprinter after powering to an impressive fourth victory at the end of stage 13 on Friday.

Gaviria, of the Quick Step team, looked out of contention during a hectic dash for the finish but produced a ferocious late burst to stun Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora) at the end of a mainly flat 167km ride from Reggio Emilia to Tortona.

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Cycling | International Cycling . Fernando Gaviria © Getty Images. Win a RAV4! Gaviria claims fourth Giro stage win . On his maiden three-week race , Gaviria has already surpassed his mountain-climbing compatriots for the most number of stage wins on the Giro.

Unstoppable Gaviria . The Colombian rider beat Bennett and Stuyven in Tortona and took his fourth victory in this Giro . STATISTICS. Fernando Gaviria is the first Colombian to win four stages at the Giro d ’ Italia , and all four are on his Grand Tour debut.

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, of Sunweb, finished close behind in the race leader's pink jersey to maintain his 2min 23sec lead over race favourite and 2014 champion Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

But before the race for the 'maglia rosa' moves back into the mountains on Saturday's 14th stage to the summit finish at Oropa, Gaviria enjoyed another day of glory on his race debut.

The Giro sprint field may be missing the likes of German Marcel Kittel, Briton Mark Cavendish and Slovakian Peter Sagan, but Gaviria, a former two-time world champion in track cycling's omnium event, has been beaten only twice in five sprint finishes so far.

He lost out to German giant Andre Greipel on stage two and finished runner-up to Australian Caleb Ewan after a photo finish decision on stage seven.

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Reggio Emilia (Italy) (AFP) - Colombian Fernando Gaviria staked his claim for the sprinters top prize at the 100th Giro d ' Italia after powering to a third win on stage 12 that frustrated the hosts again Thursday. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, retained the race leader's pink jersey and

TORTONA, Italy, , (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th May, 2017 )- Colombia's Fernando Gaviria claimed his fourth win at the 100th Giro d ' Italia on Friday after sprinting to victory at the end of stage 13.

Dimension Data team sprinter Cavendish is not competing as he continues his recovery from a bout of mononucleosis.

But even before the stage started, the Manxman said on Twitter: "Well thank heavens Fernando Gaviria isn't down to ride the Tour de France this year! Would make all our jobs VERY hard."

On his maiden three-week race, Gaviria has already surpassed his mountain-climbing compatriots for the most number of stage wins on the Giro.

The 22-year-old from Medellin said he is still smarting after losing out on Olympic omnium gold in Rio last year where he finished off a podium featuring Italy's gold winner Elia Viviani, Cavendish and Lasse Hansen of Denmark.

"I would need to win three monuments to help me make up for the Olympics," Gaviria said, referring to cycling's five 'monument' one-day classics.

"And a world championship title."

But, with one eye already on winning the Italian classic Milan-SanRemo, he added: "I want to become a classics rider."

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Cycling | International Cycling . Win a RAV 4 ! Colombian Fernando Gaviria staked his claim for the sprinters top prize at the 100th Giro d ' Italia after powering to a third win on stage 12 that frustrated the hosts again on Thursday.

Photos from the 100th Giro d ’ Italia , Tour of Italy , cycling race . Slovenian Jan Polanc of team UAE conquered the prestigious Giro d ’ Italia fourth stage to Mount Etna today as Pink jersey Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria of team Quick-Step rides in the peloton during the 4 th stage of the 100th Giro

Gaviria tightened his grip on the sprinters' 'ciclamen' jersey, which he intends to secure if he manages to get over the mountains in a climb-heavy third week to finish in Milan on May 28.

Dumoulin, meanwhile, avoided mishaps as he looks ahead to Saturday's stage and beyond.

Colombian Fernando Gaviria, of the Quick Step team, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win ahead of Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora) (R) in the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia from Reggio Emilia to Tortona on May 19, 2017© Provided by AFP Colombian Fernando Gaviria, of the Quick Step team, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win ahead of Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora) (R) in the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia from Reggio Emilia to Tortona on May 19, 2017

"Today was once again a great job from the team," said the Dutchman, who took command of the race with an impressive 10th stage time trial win on Tuesday.

"Looking ahead to tomorrow, things will be pretty steady during the day and then it will be full gas onto the last climb.

"The coming week will be more tricky but we just have to stay calm, stay sharp and hope for the best."

Quintana keeps lead but Dumoulin remains pick to win Giro .
Nairo Quintana held on to the pink jersey in the penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday but couldn't be sure of victory.Thibaut Pinot of France won the 20th stage in a sprint finish ahead of Ilnur Zakarin of Russia and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali.

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