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26 May 2018

Mikel Nieve wins in Cervinia!

The Spanish rider Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) won solo the 214km Stage 20 of the 101st Giro d’Italia, from Susa to Cervinia. Robert Gesink (Team Lotto NL-Jumbo) and Felix Grosschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished second and third.

Chris Froome (Team Sky) is the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) – 214km in 5h43’48”, average speed 37.347km/h
2 – Robert Gesink (Team Lotto NL-Jumbo) at 2’17”
3 – Felix Grosschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) at 2’42”
4 – Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF) at 3’45”
5 – Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafredo) at 5’23”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 46″
3 – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at 4’57”
4 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) at 5’44”
5 – Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) at 8’03”

Rankings

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Mikel Nieve said: “After what happened yesterday, it was very important for our team to make it up with a stage victory. Five stage wins are a lot! I couldn’t have dreamt of a better birthday.”

The race leader Chris Froome said: “When Dumoulin attacked, I wasn’t exactly worried but I wanted to stay in control of everything. This Giro is brutal, look at what happened to Pinot today. I sprinted to the finish line to make sure that I retained the Maglia Azzurra as much as the Maglia Rosa.”

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
  • 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 – Chris Froome (Team Sky), jersey worn by Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team)

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