Giro d’Italia: Ilnur Zakarin climbs into contention with stage 13 win

  • Mikel Landa impresses as Jan Polanc stays in pink
  • Simon Yates struggles and loses major time gaps

Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin powered to victory in the 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia, the first mountain test for the overall contenders, while favourites Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali finished together on Friday.

A member of the day’s breakaway, Katusha’s Zakarin went solo in the final climb to beat Spain’s Mikel Nieve by 35 seconds and another Spaniard, Mikel Landa, by 1min 20sec, with Jan Polanc of Slovenia retaining the overall leader’s pink jersey.

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