A year after two stage wins and a positive doping test, Lampre-Merida’s Diego Ulissi returned to the Giro to win a tough uphill sprint at the end of a 264km stage – the longest of this year’s race – while race leader Alberto Contador survived the near 7½-hour marathon to retain the maglia rosa.
It was supposed to be a sprint in yesterday’s Giro – yep. It was supposed to be an uneventful day for the GC – nope. It was supposed to be a sprint finish in yesterday’s ATOC – yep. It was supposed to be a Sagan win – nope. Here are your final kilometres. Continue reading