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DIRECT. Giro 2024: towards a massive sprint, follow the race

The 11th stage of the Tour of Italy is an almost unmissable opportunity for sprinters to shine.

The essentials

  • The 11th stage of the Tour of Italy is a 207 kilometer long stage between Foiano Di Val Fortore and Francavilla Al Mare. If the first part is uneven, the end of the stage is completely flat and should allow the sprinter teams to shine.
  • Among the favorites of the day, Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) and Tim Merlier (Soudal Quick Step) are the big favorites. The Australian Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck), the Colombian Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) and the Italian Alberto Dainese (Tudor Pro Cycling Team) can also lay claim to the title. victory
  • In the rest of the general ranking, Tadej Pogacar is still the undisputed leader.


The waves follow one another in the peloton, everyone wants to be placed in the peloton. before the two crucial turns.

16:33 – Only 10 kilometers left

The peloton passes under the 10 kilometer banner.

16:28 – 15 kilometer very before the arrival

Only 15 kilometers left and the trains of sprinters are organizing themselves for the final sprint.< /p>

16:24 – Fall à the rear of the platoon

Three riders fall à the back of the peloton, including Pogacar's teammate Felix Grossschartner

16:22 – Attack of Andrea Picolo

The education runner First tries to get out, but he is chased by the Alpecin-Deceuninck

16:21 – Pay attention to the two turns before the finish

The finish& The line at the end of a three-kilometer straight line should allow the trains of sprinters to position themselves ideally. Be careful though at the two turns ahead. 90° before the straight line, you will have to be placed in front of the straight line. before.

16:11 – The peloton is rolling hard

No more escapes but the peloton is no longer going to slow down as we pass under the 30 kilometer banner

The acceleration of the peloton at The chance of the intermediate sprint got the better of the breakaway, who got up even before the fifth. a real return of the trains of the sprinters.

15:59 – The impressive arrival of the peloton on the sea

The platoon has arrived along the Adriatic Sea, à eastern Italy.

15:47 – The peloton in control

Always 30 seconds advance for the escape, which has no chance of going to the end.

15:36 – The complete ranking of the intermediate sprint

1. Thomas Champion 12 pts
2. Edoardo Affini 8 pts
3. Tim Van Dijke 6 pts
4. Kaden Groves 5 pts
5. Tim Merlier 4 pts
6. Filippo Fiorelli 3 pts
7. Jenthe Biermans 2 pts
8. Edward Planckaert 1 pt.

15:28 – Thomas Champion at the head of the sprint

The Frenchman from Cofidis takes the lead in the intermediate sprint. In the peloton Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) rules the sprint.

15:22 – 50 seconds ahead

As expected, the sprinter teams do not want to come back too quickly on the breakaway to avoid the counter. The gap goes back to 2000 50 seconds &agrav; 70 kilometers from the finish.

15:13 – The peloton is under a minute< /h3>

There are only 27 seconds left for the escape. The Lidl-Trek will surely slow down so as not to come back too quickly.

15:04 – Les éescap&eacute ;they are now by the sea

After having spent a long time the Mediterranean during the first week, the escapees arrive at the end of the day. 89 kilometers from the finish along the Adriatic Sea.

14:56 – Refreshments for the platoon

The platoon arrived at the aid station and accelerated. before this stage point. only 1 minute 10 left, but the gap should increase a little.

14:48 – The riders are now on the flat

À A hundred kilometers from the finish, the descent is now over and the road will be completely flat until you reach the summit. arrival.

14:36 ​​- The complete ranking of the intermediate sprint

Thomas Champion took the points for the intermediate sprint.

1. Thomas Champion 12 pts
2. Edoardo Affini 8 pts
3. Tim Van Dijke 6 pts
4. Jonathan Milan 5 pts
5. Kaden Groves 4 pts
6. Edward Planckaert 3 pts
7. Simone Consonni 2 pts
8. Jasper Stuyven 1 pt.

14:27 – Three men for victory

While the breakaway only has a lead of 1 minute 30, three men should compete for victory: the wearer of the cyclamen jersey Jonathan Milan (Lidl- Trek), Tim Merlier (Soudal Quick Step) and Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck).

14:18 – L'& The escape is on the descent

After the hilly roads at the beginning ' This stage, the escape is in a long descent to reach the flat part of the second part of the stage.

14:09 – Milan regulates the peloton sprint

Growes and Milan took a few steps ahead of the peloton ' the occasion of the intermediate sprint. In the breakaway, no one fought for the points.

14:04 – No danger for Pogacar

The leader of the general ranking announced that he did not want to make his team work too much, and we saw yesterday that the UAE team was not setting a significant pace. His teammates should not work any more today since the top ranked player is not expected to work any harder today. in the tip escapement more than an hour and ten minutes overall.

13:55 – The complete ranking at the top of the GP of the Mountain

Simon Geschke pockets the last available point as the peloton passes the summit of Pietracatella

1. Tim Van Dijke 9 pts
2. Thomas Champion 4 pts
3. Edoardo Affini 2 pts
4. Simon Geschke 1 pt.

13:47 – The sprinters control the race

The gap does not exceed 3 minutes for the escape. The Lidl-Trek and Soudal-Quick Step teams are at the head of the peloton and are monitoring the gap.

13:38 – Tim Van Dijke takes the lead at the Pietracatella pass

Tim Van Dijke takes the lead at the summit of the pass and pocket points for the mountain classification. there was no battle between the three men of the escape


The Giro classification

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The Giro d'Italia will follow the spring season and depart on May 4. The finish is scheduled for three weeks later, &agrav; know May 26. 

The start of the Giro 2024 took place at Venaria Reale in the suburbs of Turin, near the Juventus Stadium. Arrival will be at Rome. Here is the list of steps:

  • 3rd stage, May 6: Novara-Fossano, 165km
  • 4th stage, May 7: Acqui Terme-Andora, 187km
  • 5th stage, May 8: Genova-Lucca, 176km
  • 6th stage, May 9: Viareggio-Rapolano Terme, 177km
  • 7th stage, May 10: Foligno-Perugia, 37.2km (time trial)
  • 8th stage, May 11: Spoleto-Prati di Tivo, 153km
  • 9th stage, May 12: Allezzano-Naples, 206km
  • Day of rest, May 13
  • 10th stage, May 14: Pompei-Cusano Mutri (Bocca della Selva), 141km
  • 11th stage, May 15: Foiano di Val Fortore-Francavilla al Mare, 203km
  • 12th stage, May 16: Martinsicuro-Fano, 183km
  • 13th stage, May 17: Riccione-Cento, 179km
  • 14th stage, May 18: Castiglione delle Stiviere-Desenzano del Garda, 31km (time trial)
  • 15th stage, May 19: Manerba del Garda-Livigno (Mottolino), 220km
  • Day of rest, May 20
  • 16th stage, May 21: Livigno-Santa Cristina Val Gardena (Monte Pana), 202km
  • 17th stage, May 22: Selva di Val Gardena-col Brocon, 154km
  • 18th stage, May 23: Fiera di Primiero-Padua, 166km
  • 19th stage, May 24: Mortegliano-Cima Sappada, 154km
  • 20th stage, May 25: Alpago-Bassano del Grappa, 175km
  • 21st stage, May 26: Rome-Rome, 126km

Here is the route map for this Giro 2024:

DIRECT. Giro 2024: towards a massive sprint, follow the race

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What are the winners of the Tour of Italy ?

Here are the results of the last 15 years of the Giro d'Italia, called the Giro d'Italia. Giro d'Italia. 

  • 2023: P. Roglic
  • 2022: J. Hindley
  • 2021: E .Bernal
  • 2020 : T. Geoghegan Hart
  • 2019: R. Carapaz
  • 2018: C. Froome
  • 2017: T. Dumoulin
  • 2016: V. Nibali
  • 2015: A. Contador
  • 2014: N. Quintana
  • 2013: V. Nibali
  • 2012: R. Hesjedal
  • 2011: Mr. Scarponi
  • 2010: I. Basso
  • 2009: D. Menchov
  • 2008: A. Contador
  • 2007: D. Di Luca
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