Simon Yates retains overall Giro lead as Elia Viviani wins 13th stage sprint finish

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  • Italian wins a bunch sprint following his two stage wins in Israel
  • GC unchanged as Mitchelton–Scott rider retains 47-second lead

Elia Viviani won the 13th stage to make it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d’Italia while Simon Yates remained in the overall lead on Friday as the race prepares to head into the mountains.

Viviani won a bunch sprint at the end of the flat 180km (112-mile) leg from Ferrara to Nervesa della Battaglia for his first victory in Italy after two wins in Israel at the start. Sam Bennett, who was also seeking a third victory, was second, just ahead of Danny van Poppel.

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Written by Associated Press
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