Ferrari Takes First Giro Stage Win

Italian rider on top after controversial crash


Cyclist Roberto Ferrari took the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, notching his first Grand Tour win only days after a controversial crash with British rider Mark Cavendish. Ferrari gained unwelcome attention on stage three when an aggressive move sent Cavendish to the ground, prompting calls for Ferrari to be removed from the race. He was later relegated to last place after a race jury found him responsible for the accident. On Wednesday, he took a narrow spring win on the 158-mile stage between Assisi and Montecatini Terme. Spanish rider Joaquin Rodriguez holds onto the overall lead after finishing in the middle of the pack.

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