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Démare delighted with Giro d'Italia triple - Video highlights

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Stage 13 of the 2022 Giro d'Italia looked like it would be a simple romp for the sprinters, with only 150 kilometres between Sanremo and Cuneo. But a four-man breakaway very nearly spoiled their day.

A brisk tailwind blew the peloton inland from the coastal hosts of Milan-San Remo and, after tackling the category 3 Colle di Nava after the first hour, the route was almost entirely flat.

A huge effort from Mirco Maestri (Eolo-Kometa), Julius van den Berg (EF Education-EasyPost), Nicolas Prodhomme (AG2R Citroën), and Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma) kept the quartet just out of reach of the peloton until Groupama-FDJ's lead-out train finally closed the gap in the final kilometre.

From there, it was the Arnaud Démare show as the ciclamino jersey holder powered clear and held off his rivals.

Watch the video highlights above.

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