Young Italian Alberta Danes from the DSM team upset some of the world’s best sprinters when he reborn Arno Demare and Fernando Gaviri to win the 11th stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia, finishing in Reggio Emilia. Gaviria closed in second, where he won stage 12 five years ago, and Simone Consoni took third. This is the first success for the Danes on the Giro d’Italia. At 24, he is the youngest Italian sprinter to win a stage at the Giro, with Andrea Guardini ten years ago at Vedelago when he was 22.
Speaking at the press conference, stage winner Alberto Dainese said: “I really didn’t think I would win this morning. I slept very badly and woke up feeling bad. Becoming a team sprinter during the race was an honor. All sprints are different. Demar seemed to have the best position on paper. For 100 meters I realized I was the fastest. Ramon [Bardet] made me believe in myself more than I did myself. I am so happy that such a wonderful racer, who finished third at the GC, gave me the advantage. Now the team will work for him because we want to win the Giro d’Italia. “
In the race for Maglia Rosa, Juan Pedro Lopez retained the lead, and Richard Karapas rose to second place, thanks to a three-second bonus received in the intermediate sprint.
Big Roses, Juan Pedro Lopez Perez said: “Today is the first day I have tried to be a leader. Sometimes I get a little nervous. I want to stay more front. But my teammates help me very well. Otto Vergard calms down. I say “stay in my circle”. I need to rest after this stage. I don’t know if I’m more and more confident or not. I just know that if I’m dumped, then after I do 100%. “
Gira d’Italia 2022: Summary of Stage 11
- Alberta Danes (DSM Team) – 203 km in 4 hours 19 2004 ″, average speed 47,015 km / h
- Fernando Gaviria Randon (UAE Emirates Team) st
- Simone Kansani (Kofidzis) st
General classification after step 11
- Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Segafred Track)
- Richard Karapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) at 12 (
- Joao Pedro Almeida Gonçalves (Team UAE UAE) st
- Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Segafred Track)
- Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the “Made in Italy” score classification – Arno Demare (Groupama-FDJ)
- Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna (KOM), sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Diego Rosa (Eolo-Kometa cycling team)
- Maglia Bianca, best young rider, sponsor of Intimissimi Uomo – Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Trek-Segafreda) – worn by Joao Pedro Almeida Gonçalves (UAE)
Tomorrow’s stage – stage 12, PARMA-GENOA, 204 km
A difficult stage through the Apennines. The route steadily climbs with very gentle slopes from Parma, along the valley of the Tarot River and entering Liguria, through the uncomplicated Passo del Boca. Next is a long and technical descent leading to Carasco and to Val Fontanabuona. The route then runs along the Colette di Baazi and Valico di Trensasco. Racers will walk along the freeway and cross the new San Giorgio Bridge, heading for the finals downtown.
After driving on the motorway, the route crosses the San Giorgio Bridge and exits at the Genova Ovest exit (passing through several tunnels), merging onto the Aldo Moro overpass to the ‑2 km mark. For the last 2 km the road is straight, wide and well paved. It is also slightly up and with only one bend in the red triangle. The stage ends on an asphalt road with a slope of about 2%.
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