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Benoit Cosnefroy: "I tried to run as close as possible

"This year, I can't seem to unlock the meter. I had been given a favorite sign. So I had to run according to that. I tried to make myself a little forgotten by running behind. The last time a stage was run on this course, a peloton of forty riders arrived in a sprint. I ran a little bit against the clock but it was also a way to manage that and to run as close as possible even if I produced two efforts in the last lap.
We had a solid race, with a great team. I am second. The balance is pretty good."

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5

Fifth of the nineteenth stage of the Giro, Andrea Vendrame achieved his fifth top 10 since the start in Budapest.

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Giro d'Italia (19th stage): Andrea Vendrame 5th

Andrea Vendrame, present in the breakaway, finished fifth in the nineteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia. "I did my best to win. I knew that the last corner was close to the line. I went out on the outside. Mauro Schmid (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) braked hard. I was a bit scared and went straight out. It's a pity and it will be a lesson for me. It was a good day though. I was in the breakaway and managed to come back after being dropped on the climb," said Andrea Vendrame.