Andreas Leknessund defends Maglia Rosa for Team DSM after a strong race from the whole team at stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia.
After two sprints in the last days, a long day with a summit finish awaited the riders. With four riders going clear quickly, the team took the initiative straight away and controlled the gap to the breakaway throughout the whole day. Every rider did their turn to protect the GC lead and be in position for the long climb and a potential fight of the favourites. But the peloton took on the final climb in a moderate pace and the team kept being present in the front rows throughout the whole finale. While the breakaway took the stage victory, Andreas finished safely in the peloton and kept the lead in the general classification as a reward for the strong teamwork today.