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Big mountains finally coming up in Giro d’Italia

22 May 2019
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Giro d'Italia (st. 11)

Ewan (LTS) takes second bunch sprint win at eve of first huge ascent in 2019 ‘Corsa Rosa’, Montoso (Cat-1), on Thursday. Rojas (4th), Amador (6th), Carapaz, Landa all away from troubles.

The bunch of the 2019 Giro d’Italia offered the fans a carbon copy of Tuesday’s action at the 221 km stage eleven, from Carpi to Novi Ligure: a three-man breakaway with Italian ProConti squads in -in today’s case, Frapporti (ANS), Maestri (BRD) and Cima (NIP)-; a relentless chase from the squads with sprinters; and a wide-open bunch finish, where Caleb Ewan (LTS) notched up the day’s victory.

Amador and Carapaz during stage 11. (c) BettiniPhoto / Movistar Team

The Movistar Team again got through the day’s effort with no incidents, Lluís Mas, Jasha Sütterlin and Héctor Carretero serving as guides for his five team-mates in the approach to the line, where the Blues registered no time losses. José Joaquín Rojas and Andrey Amador remain in fourth and sixth overall as Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa completed the day in the eve’s positions, anxiously hoping for their terrain to finally come.

The ‘Corsa Rosa’ will enter the big mountains on Thursday with a 156km route from Cuneo to Pinerolo. It won’t be near as hard as the legendary 1949 stage, one of Fausto Coppi’s most famous exploits, yet there will be the first Cat-1 climb of this year’s race: Montoso (8.8km at 9.5% average gradient), crested with 33km remaining.

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 11 May - 02 Jun

Giro d'Italia ITA

(11th Stage) Carpi - Novi Ligure (221 km)
  1. 01 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 5h17'26"
  2. 02 Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ "
  3. 03 Pascal Ackermann Bora-Hansgrohe "
  4. 17 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team "
  5. 25 Mikel Landa Movistar Team "
  6. 46 Andrey Amador Movistar Team "
  7. 52 Richard Carapaz Movistar Team "
  8. 77 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team "
  9. 116 Lluís Mas Movistar Team "
  10. 141 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +1'30"
  11. 161 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +4'24"
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  1. 01 Valerio Conti UAE Team Emirates 45h02'05"
  2. 02 Primoz Roglic Jumbo - Visma +1'50"
  3. 03 Nans Peters AG2R La Mondiale +2'21"
  4. 04 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team +2'33"
  5. 06 Andrey Amador Movistar Team +2'39"
  6. 20 Richard Carapaz Movistar Team +5'06"
  7. 30 Mikel Landa Movistar Team +6'42"
  8. 97 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +35'23"
  9. 133 Lluís Mas Movistar Team +55'04"
  10. 139 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team +1h04'10"
  11. 142 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +1h07'53"
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