9th stage of the Giro d’Italia: Evenepoel recaptures Rosa in the time trial

Status: 05/14/2023 11:06 p.m

Remco Evenepoel is back in first place in the overall classification of the Giro d’Italia. The Belgian professional cyclist won the time trial from Savignano sul Rubicone to Cesena on the 9th stage on Sunday (May 14th, 2023) and was allowed to put on the pink jersey again after his second stage win.

Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) arrived in Cesena in 41:24 minutes after 35 kilometers as the fastest. The finish was very close: second place went to Welshman Geraint Thomas in 41:25 minutes, ahead of his Ineos Grenadiers teammate, Tao Geoghegan Hart, in 41:26 minutes.

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The previous overall leader Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) from Norway finished 19th, 75 seconds behind after 42:39 minutes. The best German was Lennard Kämna (Bora-hansgrohe) in twelfth place, 51 seconds behind the day’s winner, Evenepoel.

Primoz Roglic is losing ground

With the success in Cesena, the Belgian extended his lead in the overall standings over his main rival Primoz Roglic from Slovenia (Jumbo-Visma), who was sixth on the day, to 47 seconds. First pursuer is Thomas, who is second, 45 seconds behind Evenepool.

“I started too fast. The second part was bad, but then I found my legs again,” said Evenepoel at the finish: “It’s not the best result, but a stage win is of course good.” A few hours later, however, the Giro was over for him: a routine test revealed a corona infection at Evenepoel, after which he withdrew from the tour.

Lennard Kämna is now ninth overall

Kämna, who is competing in the Giro this year for the first time with ambitions and is aiming for a top 10 placement, is now in eighth place.

Last year, Lennard Kämna was successful in chasing stages at the Giro d’Italia. From Saturday he will be fighting for a good place in the overall standings in a new role. But the favorites on a difficult course are different.

On Monday there is a rest day on the program before the three-week Giro begins the tricky second week on Tuesday with the 196-kilometer stage from Scandiano to Viareggio.

The 21 stages of the Giro d’Italia 2023
stage/datelengthStart and finish location

1st stage – 06.05.2023

19.6 km

Fossacesia-Ortona (time trial)

Stage 2 – 05/07/2023

201 km

Teramo-San Salvo

Stage 3 – 05/08/2023

216 km


Stage 4 – 05/09/2023

175 km

Venosa-Lake Laceno

Stage 5 – 05/10/2023

171 km


Stage 6 – 05/11/2023

162 km

Naples – Naples

Stage 7 – 05/12/2023

218 km

Capua-Gran Sasso d’Italia (mountain arrival)

Stage 8 – 05/13/2023

207 km


Stage 9 – 05/14/2023

35 km

Savignano sul Rubicone – Cesena (time trial)

Rest day – 05/15/2023

Stage 10 – 05/16/2023

196 km


Stage 11 – 05/17/2023

219 km


Stage 12 – 05/18/2023

179 km


Stage 13 – 05/19/2023

207 km

Borgofranco d’Ivrea – Crans Montana (mountain arrival)

Stage 14 – 05/20/2023

193 km

Sierre-Cassano Magnago

Stage 15 – 05/21/2023

195 km


Rest day – 05/22/2023

Stage 16 – 05/23/2023

203 km

Sabbio Chiese-Monte Bondone (mountain arrival)

Stage 17 – 05/24/2023

195 km

Pergine Valsugana – Caorle

Stage 18 – 05/25/2023

161 km

Oderzo-Val di Zoldo (mountain arrival)

Stage 19 – 05/26/2023

183 km

Longarone – Tre Cime Lavaredo (mountain arrival)

Stage 20 – 05/27/2023

18.6 km

Tarvisio-Monte Lussari Tudorg (time trial)

Stage 21 – 05/28/2023

135 km

Rome – Rome