The stage may have started tranquillo, but it fizzed like Prosecco on the mountain-top finish. Jan Polanc of Lampre-Merida took a superb solo win after being in the break all day. Behind him, all the big guns came out to play with Alberto Contador taking the maglia rosa by two seconds from Fabio Aru.
It was a short Giro stage. It wasn’t supposed to be quite as eventful for the GC as it ended up being, however. A couple of contenders got caught out and a rider who looked young enough to have a paper round rode to a magnificent solo win. The highlights are here! Continue reading