Amador wins 14th stage of Giro d'Italia
Saturday, May 19, 2012
CERVINIA, Italy (AP) -- Andrey Amador won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia and Ryder Hesjedal took back the overall lead from Joaquin Rodriguez as the race took to the Alps on Saturday.
On the first big summit finish of the race, Amador crossed in 5 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds, edging out Jan Barta and Alessandro De Marchi on the 128-mile trek from Cherasco to Cervinia.
Hesjedal takes back the pink jersey from Rodriguez, who wore it for four successive days.
The 15th stage Sunday is similar to the 14th. The 105-mile leg from Busto Arsizio to Lecco and Pian dei Resinelli starts off relatively flat before four categorized climbs. Monday is a rest day.
The Giro ends on May 27 in Milan.