Amador becomes 1st Costa Rica rider to wear pink jersey

CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, Italy (AP) Andrey Amador became the first rider from Costa Rica to wear the pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia, while Mikel Nieve won the first big mountain stage on Friday.

Nieve got into a breakaway and launched a solo attack on the third of four categorized climbs in Stage 13.

A Spaniard with Sky, Nieve clocked just over 4 1/2 hours over the 170-kilometer (106-mile) route from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli. Nieve finished 43 seconds ahead of second-place Giovanni Visconti, and 1:17 ahead of third-place Vincenzo Nibali, who edged overall rival Alejandro Valverde in a sprint for the final podium spot.

Amador, Valverde's Movistar teammate, also finished 1:17 behind.

Amador leads previous leader Bob Jungels by 26 seconds.

Nibali is third, 41 seconds behind, and Valverde is fourth, 43 seconds back.