Arensman takes 6th in the Mortirolo stage
Today’s stage at the 2019 Giro d’Italia presented a unique parcour featuring two climbs up the Mortirolo, one by each side. However, the total length of the stage was 94 km, which previewed an all-out type of stage as soon as the starting flag dropped. 

Our Thymen Arensman, who suffered two crashes in the first days of the race, went on the offensive and was joined by another rider as the formed the breakaway of the day. Both riders crested the Mortirolo for the first time in the lead together, as they were allowed close to two minutes and a half by the bunch. The main group picked up the pace in the second time around the iconic climb and quickly it was reduced to just eight units, one of them was our Australian climber, Alex Evans. 

Arensman lost contact with his breakaway companion during the second ascent but still fought hard to cross the line in sixth place after holding on the strong pace of the Colombian riders for a while. After a tough start of the season, as well as of this race our Dutch talent is back to the level that brought him to second overall in the last Tour de l’Avenir. The tough fight offered by Alex Evans sees him climb back into the Top 20 overall of the race with three stages to go.