Posted by Editoress on 05/20/15
For the second day in a row, the early breakaway produced the winner in the Giro d'Italia, where Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha) won Stage 11, Forlì - Imola (153km), this afternoon. 53 seconds after the young Russian crossed the line, Carlos Betancur (AG2R La Mondiale) finished second in a Giro d'Italia stage for the fourth time in his career, at the head of a small group of chasers. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) was third, in the same time as Betancur.
Ryder Hesjedal was in the remainder of the break group of 7 that was away all day, finishing 7th after being outsprinted at the line.
With 6.5km to go, the Maglia Rosa, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) make an abrupt acceleration which perhaps tested his rivals but led to no change in the overall classification. The winner of Stage 8, Beñat Intxausti (Movistar Team), also joined the breakaway of the day and was rewarded with the Maglia Azzurra.
The other jerseys remain unchanged.
Brief results from today's 11th stage in Italy
Stage 11: Forlì to Imola, 153 km
1 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha, 3:55:08
2 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale, at 0:53
3 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Esp) Movistar Team
5 Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team
6 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Cannondale - Garmin, all s.t.
8 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice, 0:58
9 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team, s.t.
10 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (Esp) Movistar Team, 1:02
157 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale, 19:05
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Esp) Tinkoff - Saxo, 46:54:19
2 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team, at 0:03
3 Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team, 0:46
4 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team, 1:16
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff - Saxo, 1:46
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick Step, 2:10
7 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team, 2:12
8 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team, 2:20
9 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team, 2:24
10 Leopold König (Cze) Team Sky, 2:30
21 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Cannondale - Garmin, 6:07
118 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale, 1:50:07
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