Movistar’s Andrey Amador takes overall lead as Mikel Nieve wins stage at 13


Cycling : Movistar’s Andrey Amador took the Giro d’Italia overall lead win as Team Sky’s Mikel Nieve won on Friday’s stage 13.

The 29 year old Andrey Amador becomes the first Costa Rican to lead a Grand Tour Gap. The Bob Jungels lead heading into the stage of the match, but Amador finished among favourites Vicenzo Nibali and Alessandro Valverde to open a 26-second gap.

Movistar's Andrey Amador

Spaniard Nieve,at the age of 31,he raced to victory from Movistar’s Giovanni Visconti over a route featuring steep climbs from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli stage.

Andrey Amador said,”They have always supported me in Costa Rica, and this jersey is dedicated to all of them.” Cool!!!

Stage 13 results here at:

1. Mikel Nieve (Spa/Team Sky) 4hrs 31mins 49secs

2. Giovanni Visconti (Ita/Movistar) +43secs

3. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Astana) +1min 17secs

4. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) same time

5. Rafal Majka (Pol/Tinkoff)

6. Stefan Denifl (Aut/IAM Cycling)

Overall standing performances:

1. Andrey Amador (Crc/Movistar) 54hrs 05mins 50secs

2. Bob Jungels (Lux/Etixx-Quick-Step) +26secs

3. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Astana) +41secs

4. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +43secs

5. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/LottoNL) same time

6. Rafal Majka (Pol/Tinkoff) +1:37secs


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