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.
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.