The Deceuninck QuickStep rider was the first to cross the finish line at Orbotello and cheered for the win.
See the sprint at the top
But after a few minutes the message came that the Italian did not win and finished in 73rd place (the last in the group in which he came) due to unregulated driving in the sprint. New winner was Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates).
The reason for the bet is that Viviani abruptly changed the spurt line and broke left for Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo) on the left, who then destroyed her spurt.
– Elia is a nice person. He is always honest. It's hard to celebrate something like that. As he went to the left, he did it without evil intentions. To me he is the clear winner of today's stage. I feel with him, Gaviria says
according to Velonews reporter Andrew Hood.
Gaviria did not cheer when he received honor on the podium for the win.
At Deceuninck-QuickStep the disappointment is great.
"If they think this is worth declassifying, then they will have a lot to do in the coming days," sports director Rik Van Slycke told Sporza.
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) is still the leader.