Arnaud Démare takes his fourth victory on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia
Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) beat Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) into second place on stage 11 for the fourth time as he took his fourth stage victory at this year’s race
The Maglia Ciclamino wearer Demare was brought to the front by his Groupama-FDJ team-mates and once again there was no one that could match his sprint to the line.
Fernando Gaviria (Team Emirates) could only manage seventh, while Cofidis’ Elia Viviani, the last rider to win four stages in a year, was 10th after being hit from behind by a motorbike with 30km to go.
Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Álvaro Hodeg took third, Cofidis’ Simone Consonni fourth.
No change in the overall general classification with João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) in the Pink Jersey.
Stage 12 is an anticipated 204km mountain stage around Cesenatico, the stage follows the same route as the Gran Fondo Nove Colli. Upon reaching the foot of the Apennines, after leaving Cesenatico, the route undulates continuously to clear the nine hillocks of the sportive, five of which will award KOM points. With the exception of the first and of the last 25 km, the remaining 150 km do not even feature a single flat metre to let the bunch catch their breath. The route is an endless succession of climbs and descents, with double-digit gradients at points, often on narrow and worn-out roads.
VIDEO: 2020 Giro d'Italia Stage 11 Highlights
2020 Giro d'Italia Stage 11 Top 10
1 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 4:03:52
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
3 Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui (Col) Deceuninck-Quickstep
4 Simone Consonni (Ita) Cofidis
5 Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation
6 Nico Denz (Ger) Team Sunweb
7 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates
8 Stefano Oldani (Ita) Lotto Soudal
9 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
10 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
2020 Giro d'Italia GC after Stage 11 Top 10
1 João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-Quickstep 43:41:57
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:34
3 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 0:00:43
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling 0:00:57
5 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:01
6 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:15
7 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:19
8 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:21
9 Fausto Masnada (Ita) CCC Team 0:01:36
10 Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain McLaren 0:01:52