Caleb Ewan on the double in Giro d’Italia 11th stage


Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won a sprint finish to take the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, just ahead of Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ).

Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) kept the overall leader’s pink jersey before the race heads for the first day in the Alps on Thursday.

Ewan claimed his second stage win of this year’s race, four days after winning stage eight at Pesaro.

Three Italians who have been consistently active in breakaways — Marco Frapporti, Mirco Maestri and Damiano Cima — once again led a long escape in the 221km stage raced entirely in sunshine.

The trio were caught 25km from Novi Ligure, in northwestern Italy.

In the sprint, Ewan chased down German champion Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe), who had to settle for third, a day after crashing.

Demare snatched second place for a boost to overtake Ackermann at the top of the points standings. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) once again fell short, finishing fourth in the sprint.

Thursday’s 12th stage covers 156km between Cuneo and Pinerolo in the Italian Alps, the scene of Fausto Coppi’s mythical long-range attack in 1949.

Giro d’Italia 2019 – stage 11 results (Carpi – Novi Ligure):

1Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)


2Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)


3Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)


4Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


5Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)


6Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)


7Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)


8Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data)


9Jakub Mareczko (CCC)


10Sean Bennett (EF Education First)


11Juan Jose Lobato (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)


12Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)


13Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


14Giovanni Lonardi (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)


15Enrico Barbin (Bardiani-CSF)


16Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin)


17José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)


18Marco Marcato (UAE Team Emirates)


19Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


20Paolo Simion (Bardiani-CSF)



Giro d’Italia 2019 – general classification after stage 11:

1Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)


2Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


3Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)


4José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)


5Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


6Andrey Amador (Movistar)


7Amaro Antunes (CCC)


8Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)


9Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)


10Pello Bilbao (Astana)


11Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)


12Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


13Pieter Serry (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


14Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


15Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


16Hugh Carthy (EF Education First)


17Davide Formolo (Bora-hansgrohe)


18Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


19Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)


20Richard Carapaz (Movistar)



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