Giro d'Italia: Viviani keeps points jersey despite bad day in the rain

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) finishes on his own after being dropping from the main field on sta

The Quick-Step Floors team has won 30 races so far this season, but the Belgian team was left with little to celebrate in Imola after Elia Viviani suffered a bad day while the team struggled to communicate in the high-speed, rain-soaked finale of stage 12 at the Giro d'Italia . Viviani finished 145th on the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodromo, nine minutes behind Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), who stole the Italian's thunder in the downpour to match his two stage wins and move to just 22 behind Viviani in the points competition. Viviani will race Friday's 13th stage from Ferrara to Nervesa della Battaglia in the ciclamino, but Bennett could take the jersey if he secures another haul of points in the expected sprint finish. Viviani has accumulated 184 points, with Bennett on 162. Viviani pulled on the ciclamino jersey but quickly headed to the Quick-Step Floors team bus to avoid ...

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