The British rider Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) won Stage 11 of the 101st Giro d’Italia – Assisi-Osimo that measured 156km. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Davide Formolo (Bora – Hansgrohe) finished second and third, respectively.
Simon Yates increase his advantage on all his competition in the General Classification.
1 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) – 156km in 3h25’53”, average speed 45.462km/h
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 2″
3 – Davide Formolo (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 5″
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, the Maglia Rosa Simon Yates, said: “We decided before the stage that we wouldn’t chase because normally on such a finale there are faster guys like Tim Wellens. Other teams did that for the stage win. The plan was that if it came back I would, of course, try. I’m glad to getting more time on Tom Dumoulin. He was chasing me and he looked better than other days on steep finishes. He’s getting better as the race goes on.”