The stage was marked by the escape of 28 cyclists who were not included in the overall rating. Ultimately, they split into smaller and larger groups. Tratnik, the Bahrain-McLaren competitor, fought for the win with Australian Ben O’Connor (NTT Pro Cycling). The Slovene did not give his opponent a chance, jumping from his last short climb before the finish line.
The 30-year-old Tratnik, in the last race of Polish team CCC Sprandi Polkowice, had a lifetime success on Tuesday.
Małecki (CCC) fought for third place with two competitors, losing slightly to Italian Enrico Battaglin (Bahrain-McLaren).
Peloton, together with the race’s favorite candidates, finished the stage approximately 13 minutes after the winner.
In the overall ranking, Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick Step) is 17 seconds ahead of Dutchman Wilco Kelderman and 2.58 seconds ahead of Australian Jai Hindley (both Sunweb). Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) is behind Commander 3.20.
Results of the 16th stage, Udine – San Daniel del Friuli (229 km):
1. Jan Tratnik (Slovenia / Bahrain-McLaren) – 6: 04.36
2. Ben O’Connor (Australia / NTT Pro Motorcycle) 7-second layers
3. Enrico Batglin (Wuxi / Bahrain-McLaren) 1.14
4 – Kamel Małecki (Poland / CCC)
5. Ben Swift (UK / Ineos Grenadiers) same time
6. Andrea Vendrame (Włochy / AG2R La Mondiale) 1.21
7. Geoffrey Bouchard (France / AG2R La Mondiale) at the same time
8- Matteo Fabro (Italy / Bora Hansgrohe) 1.25
9. Manuele Boaro (Włochy / Astana) 1.33
10- Alessandro Tonelli (Italy / Bardiani) 1.37
24- Pawish Polinski (Poland / Bora – Hansgrohe) 9.28
36- Raffai Majka (Poland / Bora-Hansgrohe)
114- Camille Gradec (Poland / Customs Cooperation Council) 21.41
119- Maciej Bodnar (Poland / Bora – Hansgrohe) 22.06
1. Joao Almeida (Portuguese / Deconink-Quick Step) – 65: 45.08
2. Wilko Kilderman (Holandia / Sunweb) 17 s layers
3- Jay Hindley (Australia / Sunweb) 2.58
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (West Britain / Ineos Grenadiers) 2.59
5. Bilo Bilbao (Spain / Bahrain-McLaren) 3.12
6- Rafai Majka (Poland / Bora – Hansgrohe) 3.20
7- Vincenzo Nepalese (Italy / Trek Segafredo) 3.31
8. Domenico Buzovivo (Italy / NTT Professional Cycling Team) 3.52
9- Patrick Konrad (Austria / Bora – Hansgrohe) 4.11
10. Fausto Masnada (Włochy / Deceuninck-Quick Step) 4.24
43- Pawish Polinsky (Polska / Bora – Hansgrohey) 1:27:32
70. Kamil Małecki (Poland / CCC) 2: 03.56
104. Maciej Bodnar (Polska / Bora – Hansgrohe) 2: 59.45
107. Camille Gradec (Poland / Customs Cooperation Council) 3: 09.31
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