Whew, the long-drawn yawn from Bologna to Novi Ligure. Unfortunately, eleven predominantly nasty rides already for quite a lot of damage taken care of. Exit Dumoulin, Roglic with a large lead. But bon, Caleb Ewan grabbed the last chance for the spurters and Valerio Conti remains the leader. Tomorrow waits with the Montoso the first climb of the first category and the Giro really starts. At least if he is not already ridden.
Geschiedenisloos and predictable, the better you could be the eleventh stage between Carpi and Novi Ligure, again, do not summarize, as so many Giro stages. Already over more than two hundred kilometers, with three brave Italians – usual suspects Frapporti, Cima and Maestri – for the attack chose but never more than a handful of minutes got.
Some achievements were some tussenspurten which Arnaud Démare, the purple points jersey took over from Pascal Ackermann. The German yesterday, still heavy against the asphalt gone, was fortunately at the start. That can be tomorrow can not be said of Caleb Ewan and Elia Viviani, the spurters of Lotto-Soudal and Deceuninck-Quick Step who will also go to the Tour to travel and consequently this afternoon and one last chance at a stage win before heading to the steps. It spoke for itself that the two Belgian teams there is everything to did to to a sprint.
And that spurt came there, of course! At 25 kilometers from the finish was the adventure of the three and could be the teams of the spurters to the preparation of their final chord to start. With a final straight line of three miles had the spurtersploegen time and space to do their thing. Wait long enough was the message, given the strong headwind in the final straight line. Arnaud Démare seemed an ideal leadout to get, but Ewan came smoothly over his French opponent and dashed off with force majeure to his second stage win in this Giro. Tonight, he flies with a good feeling towards Monaco, and he can take his preparation for the Tour de France start.
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus/LTS) 221.0 km in 5u17’26” (gem. 41.772552 km/h)
2. Arnaud Démare (Fra/GFC)
3. Pascal Ackermann (Ger/BOH)
4. Elia Viviani (Ita/DQT)
5. Davide Cimolai (Ita/ICA)
6. Simone Consonni (Ita/UAD)
7. Ryan Gibbons (ZAf/TDD)
8. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita/TDD)
9. Jakub Mareczko (Ita/CPT) 0:00
10. Sean Bennett (VSt/EF1) 0:00
1. Valerio Conti (Ita/UAD) 1861.6 km in 45u02’05” (avg. 41.33699 km/h)
2. Primoz Roglic (Sln/TJV) at 1’50”
3. The heart of provence Peters (Fra/ALM) 2’21”
4. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa/MOV) 2’33”
5. Fausto Masnada (Ita/ANS) 2’36”
6. Andrey Amador (CRi/MOV) 2’39”
7. Amaro Antunes (Por/CPT) 3’05”
8. Valentin Madouas (Fra/GFC) 3’27”
9. Giovanni Carboni (Ita/BRD) 3’30”
10. Pello Bilbao (Spa/AST) 3’32”