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Démare wins stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia, Almeida retains the Maglia Rosa

14/10/2020

Arnaud Démare (Groupama – FDJ) won Stage 11 of the 103rd Giro d’Italia, 182km from Porto Sant’Elpidio to Rimini. Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) and Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) finished second and third, respectively.

 

João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step) retains the Maglia Rosa and leads the general classification.

 

STAGE RESULTS

1 – Arnaud Démare (Groupama – FDJ) – 182km in 4h03’52”, average speed 44.779km/h

2 – Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.

3 – Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) s.t.

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)

2 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) at 34”

3 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain – McLaren) at 43”

 

THE JERSEYS

Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step)

Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti – Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ)

Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum –  Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling)

Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Arnaud Démare said: “The youngsters of the team have done an enormous work to bring Sander Armée back. My three lead out men delivered me in a perfect position and I felt a lot of strength in my legs to launch my sprint. Coming to the Giro I didn’t think I’d get four stage wins. Hats off to my team mates!”

The Maglia Rosa João Almeida said: “The first part of the stage was fairly quiet, then a frenetic finish with many teams who wanted to race in the front. Tomorrow is a very undulating stage, there will be some attacks but we will be prepared.”

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