Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 11 of the 106th Giro d’Italia, the 219km long Camaiore-Tortona. Jonathan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious) and Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan Team) finished second and third respectively.
Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates) – 219 km in 5h09’02’, av. speed 42.520 km/h
2 – Jonathan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious) s.t.
3 – Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan Team) s.t.
3 – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) at 22″
THE OFFICIAL JERSEYSThe leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are designed by CASTELLI and produced with SITIP recycled fabrics.
- Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)
- Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, sponsored by Agenzia ICE with the brand Madeinitaly.gov.it – Jon
athan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious)
- Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Davide Bais (Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team)
- Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider, sponsored by Intimissimi Uomo – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates)
Speaking seconds after the finish, the stage winner Pascal Ackermann said: “It’s a very special victory for me, my first this year after I broke my coccyx last year. Today for the first time I got my team-mates to bring me to the first positions. I showed I can do it and I’m super happy today. All the sprinters are very strong and it was a very tense finish. I didn’t know how slippery it was so I decided to hit the front early. Cavendish was very strong. Now we’ll work for the climbers and I hope the second victory for our team will come soon.”
The Maglia Rosa Geraint Thomas said: “As usual we were jostling for position, a UAE guy crashed next to me. I don’t know exactly who was taken out after me. We were pretty much on the same spot. Unfortunately Tao [Geoghegan Hart] is badly injured. It’s obviously a big loss. He was going very well. He was in a really great position and it’s very unfortunate to lose him this way.”