Diego Ulissi wins stage 11 of Giro d'Italia, Bob Jungels attacks and defends Maglia Rosa
The Italian rider Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida) has won Stage 11 of the 99th Giro d'Italia, 227km from Modena to Asolo. Andrey Amador (Movistar Team) finished second, with race leader Bob Jungels (Etixx - Quick-Step), wearing the Maglia Rosa, in third place.
Jungels remains the race leader overall and keeps the Maglia Rosa.
1 - Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida) - 227km in 4h56'32", average speed 45.930km/h
2 - Andrey Amador (Movistar Team) s.t.
3 - Bob Jungels (Etixx - Quick-Step) s.t.
Maglia Rosa (pink), General Classification, sponsored by Enel - Bob Jungels (Etixx - Quick-Step)
Maglia Rossa (red), Sprint Classification, sponsored by Algida - André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), Mountains Classification, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum - Damiano Cunego (Nippo - Vini Fantini)
Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider Classification, sponsored by Eurospin - Bob Jungels (Etixx - Quick-Step)
1 - Bob Jungels (Etixx - Quick-Step)
2 - Andrey Amador (Movistar Team) at 24"
3 - Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 1'07"
Seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner said: "I'm really happy. It's the result of an enormous team work. Everybody was kind of tired at the end. I was concerned about Amador but I've done it again. It's great"
The Maglia Rosa said: "I want to say thank you to everyone in the team. I didn't know the Maglia Rosa could give me so much power and inspiration. When I saw the opportunity to get away from the group of favourites, I made my move. At the end I tried to gain as many seconds as I could in order to keep the Maglia Rosa as long as I can".
Stage 12 – Noale - Bibione – 182km
The stage course is perfectly flat and runs almost entirely along wide and straight roads. Initially, the route follows the Riviera del Brenta, then it enters the province of Treviso along trunk roads. There are roundabouts, kerbs, speed bumps and traffic dividers in urban areas, especially in Mestre, Treviso and Portogruaro. The route finally reaches Bibione, where an 8km circuit is to be covered twice.
The final 8km circuit, to be ridden twice, features 14 bends and long straight stretches, on mostly wide and well-surfaced roads. The home straight is 300m long, on a 7.5-m wide asphalt road.
PHOTO CREDIT: ANSA - PERI / DI MEO / ZENNARO
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