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Weening wins 9th stage of Giro, Evans in lead

Pieter Weening edges out Davide Malacarne to win 9th stage of Giro, Cadel Evans retains lead

Weening wins 9th stage of Giro, Evans in lead

SESTOLA, Italy (AP) -- Pieter Weening of the Netherlands edged out Davide Malacarne to win the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while Cadel Evans retained the overall lead.

Weening had been part of a breakaway group and apologized to Malacarne as he sprinted past him at the end of the final climb of the 172-kilometer (107-mile) leg from Lugo to Sestola.

A final burst from Domenico Pozzovivo saw the Italian cyclist finish third, 42 seconds behind, with the peloton coming in 1 minute, 8 seconds behind Weening.

The top three in the overall standings remains unchanged and Evans has a 57-second advantage over Rigoberto Uran, with Rafal Majka third.

Pozzovivo moved up into fourth.


Updated : 2021-01-23 07:23 GMT+08:00