Simon Yates wins Stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia. Richard Carapaz is the new Maglia Rosa

Simon Yates wins Stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia. Richard Carapaz is the new Maglia Rosa

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) has won Stage 14 of the 105th Giro d’Italia, the 147km-long Santena-Torino route. Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) finished second and third respectively. Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) is the new Maglia Rosa.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) –  147km in 3h’43’44″, average speed 39.422 km/h
2 – Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) at 15”
3 – Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) at 7″
3 – João Pedro Almeida Gonçalves (UAE Team Emirates) at 30″

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco), said: “My original plan was to make the breakaway today but it didn’t work that way. In the final move I had the advantage to not being racing for GC anymore but I came here to win the Giro. This is my sixth stage win. It doesn’t make up for my disappointment of the time lost on the Blockhaus. There’s one week to go but today was a big effort. I don’t know if I have something left for the last week.”

The Maglia Rosa, Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), said: “It’s been a short but very hard stage. I’m delighted with how it went. It’s a first positive step for the team. Now we’ll try to defend the Maglia Rosa. I didn’t remember that I also took it on Stage 14 three years ago but I’m glad to do it again.”