The peloton rolls out for a long day in wet and rainy conditions.
Stage 11’s route featured plenty of rolling terrain and some short, punchy climbs.
Stage 11 ended with the pro riders circling the famous Imola motor sports racetrack.
Orica-GreenEdge’s Simon Clarke, who donned the leader’s pink jersey earlier in the Giro and who was the man who gave Sky’s Richie Porte a spare wheel during yesterday’s stage, leads the peloton on the Imola track.
Alberto Contador put in a late attack to gain a few seconds on his GC rivals, but was eventually reeled back in before the finish, with most of the pack finishing on the same time.
Despite the rainy conditions, fans lined sections of the Imola race track to watch the stage finish.
After his win at the Tour de Romandie earlier this season and his victory on Stage 11 of the Giro, cycling fans should get used to seeing the lean, lanky figure of Ilnur Zakarin at the front of a bike race.
Katusha’s Ilnur Zakarin was all smiles as he took an impressive solo victory on Stage 11.
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear.
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