Zakarin wins Stage 13 of Giro 2019; Polanc retains Maglia Rosa

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Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) won Stage 13 of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, 196km from Pinerolo to Ceresole Reale (Lago Serrù). Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Mitchelton – Scott) and Mikel Landa Meana (Movistar Team) finished second and third, respectively. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) and Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) at 2’57”, Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) at 5′. Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates), at 4’49”, retains the Maglia Rosa.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) – 196km in 5h34’40”, average speed 35.139km/h
2 – Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Mitchelton – Scott) at 35″
3 – Mikel Landa Meana (Movistar Team) at 1’20”

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Giulio Ciccone (Trek – Segafredo)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) at 2’25”
3 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) at 2’56”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Ilnur Zakarin said: “I’m very happy with this victory. My two attacks weren’t planned at all. I came to the Giro d’Italia to make the top 5 and I hope it’s still possible.”

The race leader Jan Polanc said: “It was a very hard stage, I tried to pace myself on the climb and I’m happy to have managed to defend the Maglia Rosa. I have to thank the team that worked hard all day. Tomorrow we’ll see how it goes.”

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