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Tour of Italy – The Dainese surprises in the 11th stage, Starts 4th!

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After the historic victory of biniam girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) and his unfortunate accident that caused his retirement, the 11th stage of the tour of italy it offered a flat profile like the hand intended for pure sprinters. And although the usual favorites were expected down the stretch in Reggio Emilia, it was the Italian Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) who appears at the last moment and prevails to everyone’s surprise! It offers Italy its first victory of this turn (finally !). He is ahead of the line Fernando Gaviria (United Arab Emirates team), simone consoni (Cophidis), Arnaud Demare (Grupama-FDJ) and Caleb Evan (Lotto Soudal). In the general classification, Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) retains the pink jersey, but his runner-up is renamed Ricardo Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers), who climbed back up to 2nd place with 12″, thanks to the 3″ bonuses earned during the short stage.

Video – Alberto Dainese’s surprise on stage 11 of the Giro!

Biniam Girmay does not start, Filippo Tagliani remains in charge

He is therefore left without the winner of the day before, the Eritrean biniam girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), that the platoon of tour of italy starts in Santarcangelo di Romagna. From kilometer 0, two runners are on the heels, in this case the Italians luca rastelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) and filipo tagliani (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli). Used to getaways on this 105 turnThe latter will thus be able to take advantage of his new presence at the front to accentuate his leadership in the classification of the Traguardo Volante, which takes place in the first intermediate sprint of the day.

The peloton fears the edges, the breakaways go back 92 km from the finish, Carapaz takes bonuses!

Behind, within the peloton, some sprinters engage in a small battle for the points awarded by the cyclamen jersey. Wide leader of this classification after the abandonment of biniam girmaywho was his most dangerous rival -and by far- Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) is surpassed by brand cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech), to which he grants only 2 and 1 points. About 5 minutes at that point, the gap then gradually narrows, then drops considerably as they approach Bologna, a city after which riders will have a 3/4 headwind and therefore ideal for try edge shots. Then the peloton panicked and so, with 98 miles to go, the leading duo only had…50 seconds to go!

Half a dozen milestones away, luca rastelli Y filipo tagliani they are swallowed up by the peloton, in front of which are all the teams of the leaders of the general classification. 76 kilometers from the finish line, Ricardo Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) took advantage of his presence and that of his team at the front for 3 bonus seconds in the second intermediate sprint of the day. Thanks to these extra seconds, the Ecuadorian spends Romain Bardet (Team DSM) and returns to the height of joao almeida (UAE Team Emirates) in the general classification (+12″).

De Bondt revives and resists until the red flame, Dainese creates a surprise for the first Italian victory!

After this good play Carapaz, things are calming down in the peloton. You have to wait for an attack. dries DeBondt just under 60 kilometers from the finish to see how things evolve. Out alone, the Belgian of the team Alpecin-Fenix gain a 1’30” lead over the peloton. An attempt inevitably doomed to failure against a peloton that controls and stays alert to the constant threat of the wind. The kilometers go by, and the distance shortens, without any incident occurring report 20 terminals from the finish line, the brave 30-year-old runner was 30 seconds ahead of a compact peloton, still led by the favorite teams for the pink jersey.

Despite strong resistance from By Bondt, the nervousness of the peloton and the preparation for the sprint was enough to get back to the fugitive just in time, 1.5 kilometers from the finish. The speeding trains Groupama-FDJ Y Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl are configured. Nothing seems to be able to prevent a massive sprint from being held in this 11th stage, as planned. Under the red flame, it’s the trainArnaud Demare who takes command. Perhaps too early, as the Picard has to shoot from a long way and is eventually overwhelmed. So what Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) looks set to do it again in Reggio Emilia 5 years later, it’s the Italian Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) that arises creates a surprise in this 11th stage! This is the first Italian victory in this Giro! Gaviria finished second, go ahead simone consoni (Cophidis), Arnaud Demare Y Caleb Evan (Lotto Soudal).

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