Sport 2020 Giro d'Italia stage 18 highlights - Video
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Not in a broadcast zone? Never fear, we have your solution hereAll of the rose-coloured glory of the Grande Partenza has been shifted from Budapest to Sicily amid the uncertainty, making for an almost entirely Italian percorso that stretches from the Mediterranean to the Alps as the autumn leaves begin to fall.
( ) secured the victory at Laghi di Cancano atop the Torri di Fraele at the after he out-sprinted his breakaway companion Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers). Pello Bilbao (Bahrain McLaren) crossed the line in third 46 seconds back.
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The peloton raced 207km from Pinzolo up to the Laghi di Cancano on a day that included four categorised climbs, including the daunting 27km Stelvio.
A breakaway of 25 riders set off early but that fell apart and a new front group formed over the second climb of the day, however, Deceuninck-QuickStep, Ineos Grenadiers and Sunweb didn't allow them to gain more than four minutes.
The race came back together on the lower slopes of the Stelvio, but as Rohan Dennis paced his teammate Geoghegan Hart over the top of the 25km ascent, Hindley was the only rider to follow.
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On the final climb of the Torri di Fraele, Hindley and Geoghegan Hart sprinted for the stage win with Hindley taking the day's glory.
Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) was distanced on the Stelvio but he finished the stage in fifth at 2:18 behind his teammate and stage winner Hindley, and moved into the maglia rosa.
Overnight race leader Joåo Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) finished the day in seventh at nearly five minutes back.
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Geoghegan Hart, Ineos top prize winners in Giro d'Italia .
Team takes home €430,693 with €314,781 won by Geoghegan HartIneos Grenadiers took home roughly €430,693 - excluding the daily Intergiro sprints and combativity bonuses. In comparison, the top team in the Tour de France, UAE Team Emirates, won almost €200,000 more.