Alberto Dainese Makes Italy Proud With Stunning Stage 11 Victory Of The Giro d’Italia

"It's not really my home stage, that comes in stage 19. But it feels pretty amazing to win a stage in the Giro"
Alberto Dainese Giro 11 Win

Alberto Dainese made Italy proud by winning the stage 11 of Giro d’Italia, he showed remarkable skills in the end of the sprint. With this victory at hand, Dainese became the first Italian rider to win a stage victory at this year’s Grand Tour, truly a proud moment for him and Italy.

Dainese used skills and his superior tactics to launch from the back of Fernando Gaviria’s (UAE Team Emirates), and due to this superior throw, he was able to seize victory. Hopes were high for Gaviria as he was so close to the finish line but got dominated by Dainese at the most critical moment which resulted in his victory.

Groupama-FDJ were the leading team during the finale of the event, and they were getting ready to propel their leading star Arnaud Démare for another stage victory of the Giro but that failed. In order to seize the opportunity, both Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) were at the front but none could match the prowess of Alberto Dainese.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) has not remains intact with his GC rankings, not a second has been diminished from the current ratings and he also retains the Maglia Rosa. If there has been any increase then that has been in Richard Carapaz’s rankings seeing a 12-seconds increase. 

How It Unfolded

The Peloton remained fresh and energetic for stage 11 of the Giro which ran from Santarcangelo di Romagna to Reggio Emilia following a total distance of 203km. The whole crowd and the teams themselves were still in awe of Biniam Girmay who won the stage victory to become the first black African rider to win a Grand Tour stage.

Many of the riders were caught in the crosswinds and thus havoc was unleashed on the exposed roads after Bologna and on the way to San Giovanni. Ineos Grenadiers were still at the front of the whole group and only a few riders could match their pace. Ineos cut down a lot of riders on the way and one of the unlucky cyclists was none other than Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal). 

When the final kilometers of the race approached, all the fast men were either fighting or fending off attacks. The only team that seemed to be in total control was Groupama-FDJ as they were prepping to launch off their leader for yet another win. Démare surely had high hopes for the stage but that was cut down due to Gaviria and Alberto Dainese.

Dainese used the advantage and picked up an amazing slipstream that allowed him to take this win. His victory was even confirmed with a photo finish and that attracted praise from all over Italy.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Also Read: Biniam Girmay Breaks Hearts As He Withdraws From Giro D’Italia Following Fatal Podium Incident

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