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Giro d’Italia Stage 11 Results – Hesjedal 7th

by pedalmag.com
Hesjedal (r) with Kruijswijk at the Giro  ©  Cor Vos
May 20, 2015 (Imola, ITA) – Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team) placed a strong 7th on Stage 11 from Forlì to Imola, 153km, that finishes on the Autodromo Ferrari race track as Russia’s lnur Zakarin (Katusha) soloed in for the win.

Zakarin  ©  Cor Vos
He was part of an early 10-rider break that included Hesjedal and attacked near the end for the victory with just under a minute gap over Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale in second with Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli in third. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo is still in control of the maglia rosa.

Results (brief)

1. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 3:55:08
2. Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 0:53
3. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
4. Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team
5. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team
6. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
7. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
8. Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:58
9. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
10. Juan Jose Lobato (Esp) Movistar Team 1:02

157. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 19:05

GC after Stage 11

1. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 46:54:19
2. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 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 (Crc) Movistar Team 2:24
10. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 2:30

21. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 6:07
118. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 1:50:07

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