Garmin-Sharp’s Ramunas Navardauskas took advantage of a day off for the favourites in the Giro d’Italia to claim a stage victory ahead of Daniel Oss (BMC).

The pair were part of a 20-strong breakaway that dominated proceedings during the stage, bridging to earlier escapee Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) with 20km to go before the Lithuanian took off on his own on the fast finishing climb to Erto e Casso.

It is a second stage win in recent months for the rider nicknamed the ‘Honey Badger’ who, on top of wearing the maglia rosa during last year’s Giro, claimed a stage at the 2013 Tour of Romandy. 

Over five minutes behind the stage winner, the group of overall favourites finished together after collectively recovering from yesterday’s testing summit finish.   

Vincenzo Nibali retains his hold on the pink jersey after his Astana team put in another long shift controlling the race from the front of the peloton.

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Giro d’Italia 2013, stage 11: Tarvisio (Cave del Predil) to Vajont (Erto e Casso), 182km

1. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) in 4-23-14

2. Daniel Oss (BMC) at 1-08

3. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox) at 2-59

4. Salvatore Puccio (Sky) at 3-07

5. Paul Martens (Blanco)

6. Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia)

7. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at s.t.

8. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) at 3-10

9. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) at 3-11

10. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni-Venezuela) at 3-25

Overall classification after stage 11

1. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in  43-26-27

2. Cadel Evans (BMC) at 41 secs

3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) at 2-04

4. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) at 2-05

5. Robert Gesink (Blanco) at 2-12

6. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) at 2-13

7. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 2-55

8. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) at 3-35

9. Benat Inxuasti (Movistar) at 4-05

10. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r-La Mondiale) at 4-17

Ramunas Navardauskas goes solo

Ramunas Navardauskas takes the win on stage 11

Vincenzo Nibali safely kept the race lead

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Stage nine: Belkov takes solo win as Wiggins put under pressure

Stage eight: Dowsett wins as Nibali takes race lead

Stage seven: Wiggins crashes as Hansen wins

Stage six: Cavendish wins stage six of Giro

Stage five: Degenkolb avoids crash to take win

Stage four: Battaglin sprints to first Giro stage win

Stage three: Paolini takes charge

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