'We stayed calm' - Thomas defends pink jersey on truncated stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia

Einar Rubio took the stage win ahead of Thibaut Pinot in the break

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas defended the pink jersey in a severely reduced stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia. 

Einer Rubio (Movistar) defeated Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Alexander Cepeda (EF Education-EasyPost) in a three-up sprint from the breakaway to take the stage win.

  1. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, in 51-20-01
  2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at 2s
  3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 22s
  4. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM, at 42s
  5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, at 1-28
  6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-52
  7. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla, in 2-32
  8. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, at 2-45
  9. Laurens De Plus (Bel) Ineos Grenadiers, at 3-08
  10. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 3-13

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