Milan sprints to win Giro stage 13 for victory number three

By Reuters
May 19, 2024
Jonathan Milan celebrates winning stage 13 in Riccione to Cento, Italy on May 17, 2024 . — Reuters

ROME: Jonathan Milan of Lidl-Trek maintained his excellent form at the Giro d’Italia to win stage 13, the Italian’s third stage victory.


His team worked perfectly, leading him out into the last kilometre and Milan was well placed in second as they rounded the final bend, but it looked like Fernando Gaviria would steal the win as he took to the front.

Milan, however, showed just why he is the points classification leader as he pounced to take another stage victory, with Poland’s Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Cofidis) finishing strongly in second and Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious) third.

“I was delivered in perfect position before the sprint. Simone Consonni started his lead out from 400 metres to go,” Milan said.

“It’s impressive how everyone on the team was committed to the sprint finish. I’m super happy and proud of my team.”

The 179-km ride from Riccione to Cento is the flattest stage of the Giro, and with Saturday bringing an individual time trial before the race heads into the mountains, this was set up for the sprinters to take another stage.