Stage 11 wrap-up: Ullrich stretches his legs

Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile)

Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) has ridden to his first victory of the season, silencing a few critics en route to winning the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia. Ullrich clocked 58'48 in the 50 km time trial starting and finishing in Pontedera, averaging over 51 km/h to beat maglia rosa Ivan Basso (CSC) by 28 seconds, with Italian TT champ Marco Pinotti (Saunier Duval) third at 1'01. Ullrich started well, but was not the fastest in the first two time checks. However, he picked it up on the return leg and no-one could match him.

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