Where's that GPS?
Sorry - late out of the gate with this one!
Stage 11 Re-cap:
Diego Ulissi garnered his second stage win, but it was the GC battle that proved the most interesting. Andrey Amador (Movistar) launched a blistering attack on the Maglia Rosa, Bob Jungels (Etixx- Quick-Step) and our young race leader was all over it losing only a few seconds to Amador and coming in third on the stage. Looks like he is going to put up quite a fight to hold on to the pink jersey.
General Classification after Stage 11:
1. Bob Jungels (Etixx - Quick-Step)
2. Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 0:00:24
3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07
4. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
5. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:09
6. Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team 0:02:01
7. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:25
8. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-GreenEdge 0:02:43
9. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:02:45
10. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida 0:02:47
Jersey Distribution after Stage 11:
GC Leader (Pink) - Bob Jungels
Points Leader (Red) - Andre Greipel
Mountains Leader (Blue) - Damiano Cunego
Best Young Rider (White) - Bob Jungels
Stage 12: Noale - Bibione, 182 km
A flat stage for the sprinters today - the GC guys will make sure they don't lose any time and Andre Greipel will be called on to defend his red jersey, but rumor has it that "The Gorilla" will be leaving the race after this stage - so might not be super-motivated. Most are looking for a bunch sprint here. Again, unless something unforeseeable occurs, I doubt this stage will have a massive impact on the standings overall.
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