Jonathan Milan wins stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro stage 11 report: Milan doubles up, Merlier relegated

A headwind does not deter the Giro points leader from taking another stage win.

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by Dane Cash 15.05.2024 Photography by
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Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) powered to his second stage win of the 2024 Giro d’Italia – and the third of his career – in a bunch sprint into a headwind in Francavilla al Mare.

The 23-year-old Italian crossed the line ahead of Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep), who was later relegated for deviating from his line and thus blocking Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates). Following the relegation, Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) was awarded runner-up honors with Giovanni Lonardi (Polti-Kometa) in third. Behind those contending for the win, a crash brought down a few of the other sprinters, including Fabio Jakobsen (DSM Firmenich-PostNL).

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) finished safely to retain his GC lead.

A clear sprinter’s stage with a hectic finish

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