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GIRO’24 Stage 11: Marvellous Milan!

Giro d’Italia 2024 Stage Report: After the ‘Break of the day’ was pulled in with 38 kilometres to go, it was eyed down for a bunch dash in Francavilla al Mare. Alpecin-Deceuninck, Lidl-Trek, Soudal Fast-Step and Jayco AlUla all had males preventing for the entrance locations with 30 km to go. INEOS Grenadiers took management with 4K to go, however they have been swept apart within the final 2 kilometres. Alpecin and Soudal pounded on the entrance, however factors chief, Jonathan Milan shot out to take the stage victory forward of Tim Merlier (declassed) and Kaden Groves.

Stage 11 end

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One other stage and extra factors for Jonathan Milan

Jonathan Milan received the eleventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, after a dash duel with Tim Merlier. The large Italian of Lidl-Trek picked the appropriate second to cross Merlier with a powerful kick. Third place went to Kaden Groves. Fabio Jakobsen was additionally within the dash for the primary time, however crashed in a nervous closing. Tadej Pogačar retains his total lead.

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Stage 11 profile

This stage is clearly divided in two: a hilly first half throughout the Apennines, all the way in which to Termoli, and a second flat half alongside the coastal highway (ss. 16). When crossing the Apennines, the route rises and falls, twisting significantly, partly on quick roads. Because the stage reaches the coast, in Termoli, the route takes the Statale Adriatica all the way in which to Francavilla al Mare. With practically 4km to go, two right-handers (with a railway underpass in-between) lead into the prolonged dwelling straight. The final 3.5km throughout the city space are primarily straight and completely flat. The house straight (3,000m) is on 8m extensive tarmac.

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Tadej Pogačar, Jan Tratnik and Antonio Tiberi

The day began with unhealthy information for Visma | Lease a Bike. After Olav Kooij’s retirement on Tuesday, GC chief Cian Uijtdebroeks additionally needed to drop out attributable to sickness. Three escapees went away early. Visma | Lease a Bike had nothing to lose and despatched Edoardo Affini and Tim van Dijke within the break. They have been joined by Thomas Champion of Cofidis, however by no means had greater than a 2:30 lead on the peloton.

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It needs to be a day for the sprinters, if they will recover from the early climb

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Visma | Lease A Bike despatched Edoardo Affini and Tim van Dijke up the highway

It was the sprinter’s groups of Lidl-Trek and Soudal Fast-Step, who took management and didn’t let the lead group get away too far. Later, the groups of Alpecin-Deceuninck and Jayco AlUla additionally labored within the pursuit. When Affini, Van Dijke and Champion reached the shoreline, about 100 kilometres from the end, the lead had even dropped to underneath 1 minute.

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The peloton was not that within the chase, however stored them shut

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Thomas Champion of Cofidis joined them

A bunch dash was on the playing cards. Fabio Jakobsen had survived the opening part and was in a position to put together for his first actual dash alternative of the Giro. dsm-firmenich PostNL didn’t come to the entrance, because the tempo was quick sufficient. Affini, Van Dijke and Champion have been caught 38 kilometres from the end, simply earlier than the bonus dash, the place Geraint Thomas surprisingly took 2 seconds. The opposite favourites didn’t dash.

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Extra horse energy wanted

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The utmost lead for the break was 2:30

The tempo was additionally excessive because of the wind alongside the coast that favoured the peloton, and the stage was on the quickest timetable. What made the finale fascinating was that the riders made a U-turn greater than 3 kilometres earlier than the end after which needed to dash towards a powerful headwind. However then it needed to be a dash. Andrea Piccolo was rapidly caught after an assault try and within the hectic Felix Großschartner and Kevin Vermaerke fell within the preliminary closing. Afterwards, a number of trains have been fashioned within the closing, on the one hand for the sprinters and however to maintain the classification man out of bother. That each one went with none main issues, together with that U-turn.

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Alpecin-Deceuninck, Soudal Fast-Step and Lild-Trek held the escape shut sufficient to reel in

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As soon as the break was over it was right down to the sprinter’s groups

Timing was going to be the important thing within the closing kilometres alongside the beach-front of Francavilla Al Mare. Alpecin-Deceuninck began the final kilometre within the lead, however Kaden Groves had misplaced his practice. Because of this, the organisation was misplaced and Soudal Fast-Step took over for Merlier. The Belgian waited a very long time, however was nonetheless the primary to start out his dash at 200 metres. That turned out to be too early, as a result of Jonathan Milan sprinted to victory with a number of energy. Merlier and Groves got here second and third, however greater than half an hour after the end Merlier was faraway from the highest of the outcomes. As a result of he deviated from his line and hindered Juan Sebastián Molano, he was declassified and put again within the outcomes. Behind; Fabio Jakobsen seemed like he was going to dash for the primary time, however he ended up on the highway as a result of a rider of Intermarché-Wanty crashed in entrance of him.

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One other stage win for factors chief Jonathan Milan?

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No mistake for Milan

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It was a tough battle, however Milan took the win

Stage winner, Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek): “Profitable isn’t just in regards to the 20 seconds of the dash that make the victory ultimately. It comes from all of the work we’ve accomplished earlier than as a crew. The way in which they’ve supported me and pushed me to dash, that’s what makes me completely happy. I thank them from the underside of my coronary heart. It’s at all times tough to dash on straight roads and discover the appropriate second to react when somebody like Tim Merlier at the moment launches the dash. But it surely went properly. It’s very particular to win a second stage, this time with the Maglia Ciclamino. Final 12 months after I received I used to be at all times up there within the sprints however I couldn’t win one other one. It’s necessary to study from the errors I’ve made up to now.”

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# All of the Giro information in EUROTRASH Thursday. #

Giro d’Italia Stage 11 Outcome:
1. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Lidl-Trek in 4:23:18
2. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck
3. Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Polti Kometa
4. Laurence Pithie (NZ) Groupama-FDJ
5. Juan Sebastián Molano (Col) UAE Group Emirates
6. Danny van Poppel (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
7. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar
8. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Victorious
9. Stanisław Aniołkowski (Pol) Cofidis
10. Enrico Zanoncello (Ita) VF Group-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè.

Giro d’Italia General After Stage 11:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 41:09:26
2. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) BORA-hansgrohe at 2:40
3. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:56
4. Ben O’Connor Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 3:39
5. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious at 4:27
6. Romain Bardet (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL at 4:57
7. Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan at 5:19
8. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco AlUla at 5:23
9. Einer Rubio (Col) Movistar at 5:28
10. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 5:52.

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