Jonathan Milan holds up three fingers in his right hand to signal his third stage win of the 2024 Giro d'Italia.

Giro stage 13 report: A hat trick for Milan

The Italian sprinter is near-unbeatable in this year's race even after getting briefly caught out in echelons.

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by Joe Lindsey 17.05.2024 Photography by
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Not even a surprise attack could derail Jonathan Milan’s dash for victory on a pan-flat 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia. The Lidl-Trek sprinter survived a mid-race split that left him and his teammates chasing furiously in hard crosswinds to make the catch, and then unleashed his trademark head-bobbing dash to show a clean set of wheels to everyone but Cofidis’ Stanislaw Aniołkowski.

Overall leader Tadej Pogačar had no such difficulty, as he and his UAE Team Emirates squad stayed alert and up front, allowing them to tuck in behind Ineos Grenadiers when the British team hit the gas to split the pack.

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Ineos Grenadiers drove a mid-race split in crosswinds that briefly caught out a massive number of riders, including Maglia Ciclamino Jonathan Milan.

Brief analysis

Let’s say that I was a bit (surprised). I went back in the group, I was behind and then these echelons happened in the front. The guys did an amazing job. We really pushed full gas to come back to catch the first group.

Milan on getting caught out by Ineos’ move

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Saturday’s stage 14 is another dead-flat ride, but this time it’s just 31.2 km of individual time trial from Castiglione di Stiviere to Desenzano del Garda on the shores of Lake Garda. Pogačar will look to put more time into his rivals, while Ineos’ Ganna won’t have to worry about any climbs this time as he chases a stage win.

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