Conti remained 1 minute, 50 seconds ahead of Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic, who is one of the favorites, and 2:21 ahead of Nans Peters of France.
It was a second successive entirely flat route before the Giro heads into the Alps for Thursday’s 12th stage. The 158-kilometer route from Cuneo to Pinerolo includes the first category one climb of this year’s race, when it heads up to Montoso.
“It was a long and sunny stage. So I enjoyed it very much,” Conti said. “Tomorrow it’ll be harder to keep the jersey because the main climb is a hard one. But I want to keep the Maglia Rosa tomorrow also.”
Conti has worn the pink jersey since finishing second on Thursday’s sixth stage.