MONSELICE, Italy (AP) — Diego Ulissi sprinted to victory at the end of the 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, and João Almeida held on to the pink jersey.
Ulissi, an Italian rider with UAE Team Emirates, launched his sprint with about 600 meters to go and edged Almeida and Patrick Konrad at the end of the mainly flat 192-kilometer (119-mile) leg from Cervia to Monselice.
There were two categorized climbs towards the end of the route. Two of the top sprinters, Peter Sagan and Arnaud Démare, were dropped on the final climb.
It was Ulissi’s second win in this Giro and eighth overall. He beat Sagan to win Stage 2.