Alberto Dainese wins stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia. Juan Pedro Lopez retains the Maglia Rosa

Alberto Dainese wins stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia. Juan Pedro Lopez retains the Maglia Rosa

Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) has won Stage 11 of the 105th Giro d’Italia, the 203km-long route, starting from Santarcangelo di Romagna and finishing in Reggio Emilia (Parmigiano Reggiano Food Stage). Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) and Simone Consonni (Cofidis) finished second and third respectively.

Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Trek-Segafredo) retains the Maglia Rosa.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) –  203km in 4h’19’04″, average speed 47.015 km/h
2 – Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
3 – Simone Consonni (Cofidis) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Trek-Segafredo)
2 – Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) at 12″
3 – Joao Pedro Almeida Gonçalves (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Alberto Dainese (Team DSM), said: “To win so close to home at the Giro d’Italia is unbelievable. This morning our plan was to sprint with Cees Bol. It didn’t work that way. It’s insane that Romain Bardet, who is third on GC, led me out. It’s a fantastic feeling to win a stage of the Giro d’Italia!”

The Maglia Rosa, Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Trek-Segafredo), said: “I’ve seen Richard Carapaz going for time bonus in an intermediate sprint but I’m not as fast as he is. There was nothing I could do. Anyway I’m very happy to keep the Maglia Rosa for at least one more day. My team-mates have done a tremendous job today again, always telling me what to do. There were some difficult moments today as well but thanks to my team I overcame them.”