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Sunweb double shot! Hindley wins the stage, Kelderman wears the Maglia Rosa

22/10/2020

Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) has won Stage 18 of the 103rd Giro d’Italia, 207km from Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano (Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio).

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos Grenadiers) and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain – McLaren) finished second and third, respectively.

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) is the new Maglia Rosa and leads the general classification. João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) finished in 7th place at 4’51”.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) – 207km in 6h03’03”, average speed 34.210km/h
2 – Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos Grenadiers) s.t.
3 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain – McLaren) at 46″

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)
2 – Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) at 12”
3 – Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos Grenadiers) at 15”
4 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain – McLaren) at 1’19”
5 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 2’16”

THE JERSEYS

Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti – Arnaud Démare (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 – Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Jai Hindley said: “Winning here is such an incredible feeling. It’s a big step forward in my career and a double success for the team with Wilco Kelderman now wearing the Maglia Rosa. The tactics were perfect for our team today.”

The new Maglia Rosa Wilco Kelderman said: “The hardest stage of my life! We had a goal and we achieved it. Wearing the Maglia Rosa is a dream after so many difficult years, I’m really happy to be leading the GC”.

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