May 16 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Magnus Cort completed his Grand Tour Slam with a maiden victory at the Giro d’Italia in Tuesday’s stage 10, out-sprinting Derek Gee and Alessandro de Marchi after a rain-soaked 196-km ride from Scandiano to Viareggio.
The trio held off a group that included Mark Cavendish to set up a three-way sprint, with Cort timing his move perfectly to take the win.
Cort has won two stages at the Tour de France and six at the Vuelta a Espana, and completed the Grand Tour stage sweep with his first Giro victory on his second appearance in the race.
Canada’s Gee (Israel-PremierTech) and Italian De Marchi (Jayco-AlUla) finished second and third, liverpool drakt respectively.
Geraint Thomas maintained his two-second lead over Primoz Roglic after both riders finished in the peloton, 51 seconds behind Cort.
Thomas inherited the leader’s maglia rosa jersey after pre-race favourite Remco Evenepoel had to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19.(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad Editing by Christian Radnedge)