Viviani: I don't like to be judged so easily

Elia Viviani wins stage 13

What a difference a day makes. Elia Viviani 's hold on the maglia ciclamino was suddenly starting to loosen when he was dropped ahead of the sprint in Imola on Thursday, but the Quick-Step Floors rider responded by claiming his third victory of the Giro d'Italia in Nervesa della Battaglia on Friday afternoon. Viviani hardly needed any additional motivation ahead of stage 13, but a quick perusal of the morning newspaper headlines seemed to add further fuel to his fire after a disappointing outing the previous day. One otherwise sober and clearheaded inquest, for instance, was given a rather blunt title: "Where did you end up, Viviani?" "I don't like to be judged so easily. Everything is always exaggerated. For two days I wasn't up there, and people were already asking 'where's Elia gone?'" Viviani said on Friday. "This morning I read the headlines in the newspapers. They were nonsense, ...

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