Ciccone soloes to 1st stage victory, Jungels takes Giro lead

May 17, 2016

SESTOLA, Italy (AP) Bob Jungels moved into the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while neo-professional Giulio Ciccone soloed to victory on the mountainous 10th stage in his debut Grand Tour.

An emotional Ciccone shook his head in disbelief as he crossed the line, after nearly six hours on the 219-kilometer (136-mile) ride from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola, with no flat sections after the first 25 kilometers, and an uphill finish.

Ivan Rovny was 42 seconds behind the Italian, and Darwin Atapuma third, 80 seconds off the pace.

Jungels replaced Etixx-QuickStep teammate Gianluca Brambilla as the overall leader.


The 11th stage on Wednesday is mainly flat until the final 30 kilometers of the 227-kilometer (141-mile) route from Modena to Asolo.