Filippo Zana (Team Jayco AlUla) has won Stage 18 of the 106th Giro d’Italia, the 161km long Oderzo-Val di Zoldo. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) and Warren Barguil (Team Arkéa Samsic) finished second and third respectively.
Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Filippo Zana (Team Jayco AlUla) – 161 km in 4h25’12″, average speed 36.425 km/h
2 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) s.t.
3 – Warren Barguil (Team Arkéa Samsic) at 50″
1 – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) at 29″
3 – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) at 39″
Speaking seconds after the finish, the stage winner Filippo Zana said: “I still can’t believe it. I have to thank the team because they gave me this opportunity. I arrived at the Giro at 100%. I played my cards right in the final, it was an opportunity of those that come around a few times in life and I took it. To win wearing the Tricolore is something special.”
The Maglia RosaGeraint Thomas said: “It’s a pleasant day. I take time on Almeida and didn’t get dropped by Primoz. I felt pretty good, always under control but Primoz obviously went hard. It wasn’t easy. It’s nice to have doubled the advantage over Almeida but Primoz had a bad day the other day, Almeida today, I just want to be consistent till the end.”