Giro 2017 Stage 9: Blockhaus lives up to its hype as GC is shaken, not stirred

This was going to be the Giro stage where the GC was going to be shaken up and down and by the end we would see where the chips fell. And certainly that happened – both in good ways and bad. Nairo Quintana used the slopes of Blockhaus to leave the other GC contenders on the rivet, taking the stage and pink in some style. However, a big crash that took out almost all of Sky just as the race was hotting up meant heartbreak and anger for Mikel Landa and Geraint Thomas. Sorting this stage out will be some work …

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