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Giro Ditalia: Egan Bernal leaves rivals in the dust as Schmid wins Stage 11 | Giro Ditalia

Mauro Schmid secured his first victory in the Grand Tour of Stage 11 of Giro d’Italia, a 162-kilometer journey from Perugia to Montalcino, while Egan Bernal boosted his lead in the overall classification.

The 21-year-old Swiss Schmid pulled out of Peloton early and fought with Alessandro Covey after an exciting race, beating the young Italian on the goal line to claim his victory on stage in his first season. Harm Vanhoek ranked third.

Colombian Bernal remained at the helm of the peloton for the majority of the stage via Tuscan cobbled roads, before taking it at the end of the last ascent to Passo del Lume Spento. Young contestant Rymco Evenbueil entered the second stage 14 seconds behind Bernal, but after keeping up with it early on, he struggled and exited Peloton, with poor vision in the back of the main set.

Mauro Schmid celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the stage.
Mauro Schmid celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the stage. Photo: Luca Bettini / AFP / Getty Images

The day belonged to Bernal, the player Ineos Grenadiers, who withdrew from the group with entering the stage, Montalcino, to finish in 11th place and finish the day 45 seconds behind Alexander Vlasov in the general classification.

Stage 12 takes place on Thursday, 212 km from Siena to Bagno di Romagna.

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