ASOLO, Italy (AP) Diego Ulissi won a three-way sprint to take his second victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, while Bob Jungels held onto the overall leader’s pink jersey after the 11th stage.
Launching a late attack to catch the leaders, Ulissi then edged Andrey Amador and Jungels at the line.
Riding for the Lampre team, Ulissi clocked nearly five hours over the 227-kilometer (141-mile) route from Modena to Asolo, which was mostly flat until a hilly finale.
Ulissi also won the fourth stage, while this was his sixth victory overall at the Giro and the 21st of his career.
Remaining in the Veneto region, Stage 12 on Thursday is an entirely flat 182-kilometer (113-mile) leg from Noale to Bibione that could be one of the final opportunities for sprinters.
BERGEN, Norway — French official David Lappartient has beaten British incumbent Brian Cookson in a vote to become president of the International Cycling Union.
Lappartient, the European Cycling Union leader, won the vote 37-8 at the UCI’s annual congress.
Lappartient promised to “regain influence in the Olympic movement, where it has been losing ground.”
Track cycling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be raced in a velodrome 130 kilometers (80 miles) outside the city, though two more medals were added in men’s and women’s Madison events.
Lappartient also promised to push for bans on some medications.
Elected in 2013 when cycling’s image was battered by doping scandals, Cookson told voters: “I’ve delivered change, I’ve restored the UCI’s credibility.”
JERUSALEM — The Giro d’Italia cycling race will open next year’s event in Israel, marking the first time any leg of the sport’s Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe.
Race organizers say details of the exact route of the three-day leg in Israel will be announced next week. Italian and Israeli ministers will make the announcement, along with Spanish great Alberto Contador.
More than 175 of the world’s best cyclists will arrive in Israel for the race, one of cycling’s top three stage races along with the Tour de France and the Spanish Vuelta. For the first time in its 101-year history, the Giro will begin outside Europe.
Viewed by hundreds of millions across the globe, this will be the biggest sporting event ever held in Israel.