These guys have been through the wringer already this week and they’re about to get wrung out a little bit more. Today’s mountain time trial will test the grit of the riders and could see another GC shake-up. Continue reading
Stage 18: Belluno to Rifugio Panarotta, 171 km
Julian Arredondo all but guaranteed himself the blue jersey with a solo victory atop Rifugio Panarotta ahead of Fabio Duarte. Meanwhile the GC underwent a major reshuffle as Pierre Rolland moved into a podium position and Cadel Evans slipped from third to ninth.
Stefano PIrazzi gave Bardiani-CSF their third win at this year’s Giro d’Italia with an opportunistic attack as the final five members of the day’s 26-man break approached the 1km flag. But why was it obvious before the start that we would see a breakaway winner?