Cort wins stage in miserable conditions, Thomas stays in Giro d’Italia lead

Rome, May 16 (BNA): Magnus Kurt won stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia Tuesday, with Geraint Thomas retaining the pink jersey.

Thomas, who rides for Ineos Grenadiers, moved into the lead on Sunday after pre-race favorite Remco Evanepoel had to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus. Evenpoel had a 45-second advantage over Thomas.

Other riders have also had to abandon after retesting positive for COVID-19, including Domenico Pozzovivo and Rigoberto Urán, according to the Associated Press.

Thomas maintained a two-second lead over Primo Roglic after they both finished safely in the peloton, in appalling conditions, 51 seconds ahead of Kurt.

Tao Geoghegan Hart was third overall, five seconds behind his teammate Thomas. Kurt overtook Derek Gee and Alessandro De Marchi at the end of the 196km rolling route through the Tuscan Apennines from Scandiano to Viareggio on the Mediterranean coast. All three were part of a breakaway.

The victory completed a Grand Tour set by Kurt who won six stages in the Spanish Vuelta and two stages in the Tour de France.

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