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Guerreiro wins stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia, Almeida retains the Maglia Rosa

11/10/2020

Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling) won Stage 9 of the 103rd Giro d’Italia, 208km from San Salvo to Roccaraso (Aremogna). Breakaway companions Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Ineos Grenadiers) and Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) finished second and third, respectively.

 

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

 

STAGE RESULTS

1 – Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling) – 208km in 5h41’20”, average speed 36.563km/h

2 – Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Ineos Grenadiers) at 8”

3 – Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) at 58″

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step)

2 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) at 30”

3 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain – McLaren) at 39”

 

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 Ruben Guerreiro said: “Finally, what a great satisfaction after so many second places! The team and I really deserved this victory. It was very difficult to get into the breakaway this morning and it’s extraordinary to win today.”

The Maglia Rosa João Almeida said: “The team did an incredible job, they were perfect and it is thanks to my team-mates that now I still wear the Maglia Rosa. I’m also happy for my compatriot Guerreiro, he deserves the win!

 

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