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Fourth position in Cividale del Friuli

The first of the three mountain stages of this weekend ended with another good performance of Alejandro Valverde, strong at the key moments, always in the front positions of the group of favorites. The climbs to Cima Porzus and Valle served to check the status of the favorites to pink jersey. Andrey Amador, his teammate at Movistar Team, dressed with the jersey of leader, thanks to the loss of Bob Jungels, who nonetheless continues second in the GC.

Alejandro Valverde is now fourth in the overall, just 43 seconds behind Amador. The favorites keep in a handkerchief, especially considering that the stage on Saturday, with ascents to Pordoi, Campolongo, Giau, Valparola and end in Corvara Alta Badia, is considered the queen stage of the this edition of the Giro. Come on, Alejandro!

Photo: Movistar Team