Disappointingly the much anticipated seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia with the long-awaited finish in the Gran Sasso came to nothing in terms of the GC battle. The men from the general classification let the breakaway go at kilometre 6 and no team worked to break it down, so the escapees ended up taking the victory.
Thus, the peloton finished just over 3 minutes behind and there were no differences between the overall favourites. Team DSM worked just enough for Andreas Leknessund to keep the pink. Remco Evenepoel remains second ahead of Aurélien Paret Peintre and the theoretically two main rivals for the overall standings, Joao Almeida and Primoz Roglic. It should be noted that Tao Geoghegan Hart, Lennard Kämna and Damiano Caruso climbed positions after a couple of riders from the drum break a couple of stages ago fell out of the top 10.
Davide Bais takes shock breakaway win for first career victory on stage 7 at the Giro d'Italia as the GC battle stalls
GENERAL GIRO D'ITALIA AFTER THE SEVENTH STAGE
2. Remco Evenepoel at 28"
3. Aurélien Paret-Peintre at 30"
4. Joao Almeida at 1'00"
5. Primoz Roglic at 1'12"
6. Geraint Thomas at 1'26"
7. Aleksandr Vlasov at 1'26"
8. Tao Geoghegan Hart at 1'30"
9. Lennard Kamna at 1'54"
10. Damiano Caruso at 1'59"