Giro d'Italia - Valerio Conti: My team gave another day in the Pink Jersey
May 18 2019 05:48 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Valerio Conti: My team gave another day in the Pink Jersey
Giro d'Italia - Valerio Conti: My team gave another day in the Pink Jersey
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UAE-Team Emirates' Valerio Conti has extended his overall lead for another day at the Giro d'Italia. The Italian crossed the finish line with the peloton and got the Pink Jersey once again.

The breakaway survived until the end for another day and UAE-Team Emirates had to work hard in the 185-kilometre route to defend the Maglia Rosa. Conti arrived to the finish line one minute and seven seconds behind stage winner Pello Bilbao and continues with this new goal of keeping the GC lead until the rest day.

"We knew it would be a hard stage, but it was harder than expected," the Italian rider commented. "I want to thank the team that has proved to be a family, ready to give their all and who helped empower me along the whole 185km. I have special gratitude for them; they have given me another day wearing the Pink Jersey."

Conti has one teammate less to support him in his goals as Fernando Gaviria had to withdraw during the first kilometres of the stage due to pain in his left knee.






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