Feeling the pace as the Grand Tour reaches week 2? We’ve gathered all the highlights from Stages 8 to 13 of Giro 2016 in one easy place. You’re welcome
Stage 8: Foligno – Arezzo
The break storms the sterrato stage. Gianluca Brambilla takes the win, the pink AND cries on the podium. Our review is here.
Stage 9: Chianti – Chianti
Primos Roglic surprises everyone, including himself, to reign supreme on a wet time trial in Chianti. Gianluca Brambilla throws it all down to remain in pink by 1 second. Our review is here.
Stage 10: Campi Bisenzio to Sestola
Day after rest day shenanigans happened. Bardiani-CSF get the win with joyful Giulio Ciccone. Etixx-QuickStep keep hold of the maglia rosa but it’s now on the shoulders of young Bobby Jungels. Our review is here.
Stage 11: Modena to Asolo
Late crash caused chaos. With a frantic chase going on behind them the GC guys went full attack. Andrey Amador and Bob Jungels shot off the front and gained precious seconds. But wily Diego Ulissi took them both on the line to get win number two. Our review is here.
Stage 12: Noale – Bibione
The fact that the parcours was pan-flat all day long made us think that there just might be a bunch sprint! And the sprinters did not disappoint. Andre Greipel showed the young whippersnappers how it’s done to take his 3rd stage in the race. Bob Jungels stayed in pink. Our review is here.
Stage 13: Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli
Mamma mia! It was a rip-roarer of a stage that saw Mikel Nieve help salvage something for Team Sky with a fantastic solo stage win, the GC boys duke it out, Bobby J fight for pink with heart, soul and gritted teeth. But we have a new leader of the GC – the first Costa Rican to ever wear the maglia rosa, Andrey Amador. Our review is here.
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Header image: Andre Amador takes pink in Stage 13 ©Getty Images/Luk Benies