Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) won Stage 9 of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, 34.8km ITT from Riccione to San Marino, Sangiovese Wine Stage. Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) and Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo) finished second and third, respectively. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 1’05”, Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) at 3’31”, Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at 3’45”.
Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) retains the Maglia Rosa of leader of the General Classification.
1 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) – 34.8 km in 51’52”, average speed 40.257km/h
2 – Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) at 11?
3 – Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo) at 1’00”
- Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)
- Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)
- 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 – Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)
1 – Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) at 1’50”
3 – Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) at 2’21”
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Primoz Roglic said: “It’s a perfect performance in my mind. I did a good job. I took it easy at the beginning and I gave it all at the end. It’s nice to take some time over the other gc favorites but the Giro is far from over.”
The race leader Valerio Conti said: “It was very rainy for me but I stayed calm. My goal was to keep the Maglia Rosa so I’m very happy with the result. I only thought of Carboni who was next on GC but eventually Roglic took a lot of time on me. He’s a great rider but I’m glad I can still enjoy the Maglia Rosa.”