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This is how the Colombians were in stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia 2023: Classification and positions

This is how the Colombians were in stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia 2023: Classification and positions

Another day with complicated weather conditions and dropouts due to accidents. Although it did not rain as much as in the tenth fraction, the water and the wet road accompanied a good part of the 196-kilometre route from Scandiano to Viareggio.

Thomas Champion, Diego Pablo Sevilla, Filippo Magli, Laurenz Rex, Alexander Konychev and Veljko Stojnic were the six cyclists in the breakaway of the day, who He had several withdrawals before the start of the stage due to covid-19 infections.

This time one of the falls affected the favourites, as Primoz Roglic and several men from the Ineos Grenadiers went to the ground, including the leader of General Geraint Thomas and Tao Goeghegan Hart, but the latter, who was third in the fight for the pink jersey, could not get up and was removed by ambulance. Shortly after it was Óscar Rodríguez, a teammate of Einer Rubio and Fernando Gaviria in the Movistar Team, the one who collided with a traffic signal and left the competition.

End of the break and definition to the sprint

The break faded as the kilometers went by to the point that Rex was left alone at the head of the race, but was caught by the peloton with 5km to go. Definition to the sprint, in which the photo finish had to be checked to give Pascal Ackermann the winner, Well, he narrowly beat Jonathan Milan, wearer of the cyclamen jersey.

Fernando Gaviria was left without a chance to compete in the stage when he was involved in a fall 2 kilometers from the finish line, while Einer Rubio and Santiago Buitrago, the other Colombians who are still in the race, entered with the peloton in positions 79 and 90, respectively, and the same time of the German from the UAE Team Emirates, since the accident generated a cut without loss of time as it was in the window of the final 3 km.

General classification of the Giro d’Italia

Despite being involved in the fall of the favourites, Geraint Thomas held the pink jersey, but now the third step of the podium is occupied by Joao Almeida. Santiago Buitrago remains the best Colombian in box 13, 4’40” from the British from Ineos Grenadiers.

Position Cyclist Equipment Time
1. Geraint Thomas Ineos Grenadiers 44h 35′35′’
2. Cousin Roglic Jumbo Visma +2′’
3. Joao Almeida UAE Team Emirates +22′’
13. Santiago Buitrago Bahrain-Victorious +4′40′’
25. Einer Rubio Movistar Team +17′10′’
129. Fernando Gaviria Movistar Team +2h 01′29′’

This will be stage 12 of the Giro

Half a mountain as a prelude to Friday’s requirement. This will be a 179-kilometre route starting in Bra and finishing in Rivoli with a third-category port in the initial part and a second-category one just over 25 km from the finish line.

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