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18 May 2018

Elia Viviani wins in Nervesa!

The Italian rider Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 13 of the 101st Giro d’Italia – 180km between Ferrara and Nervesa della Battaglia. Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) and Danny Van Poppel (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) finished second and third, respectively.

Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) remains the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

1 – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) – 180km in 3h56’25”, average speed 45.682km/h
2 – Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) st
3 – Danny Van Poppel (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) st

1 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 47″
3 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) at 1’04”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Maglia Ciclamino, Elia Viviani,said: “It’s amazing to be back after a few difficult days. This is what I needed and what my team deserved for the great job they have done. I had two or three bad days but I remained determined to keep the Maglia Ciclamino. Sport is made of dreams, good and bad moments..”

The race leader, Simon Yates, said: “Until the latest possible moment I tried to stay safe. The big guys in the team did a great job just keeping me at the front. It’s been the easiest day we’ve had so far. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

Press conference interviews and further details to follow.


  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott), worn by Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton – Scott)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team)