GIRO 2018: FINAL KM STAGES 10-15

Beautiful scenery, exciting racing, dig-deep victories and the maglia rosa racing for every second he can get. If you’ve missed anything on the second week of the Giro, we’ve got you covered.

Stage 10

The day after a rest day and the peloton began the longest stage of the Giro – with a climb. A brutal start put Mitchelton-Scott’s Esteban Chaves in all kinds of trouble from which he never recovered; tumbling from 2nd in GC to 15th. Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) used all his descending skills to add a Giro victory to his palmares.

Our review is here 

Stage 11

A tough cobbled climb into the finish town of Osimo and the maglia rosa on the hunt for seconds? – Oh yes, Simon Yates took his second stage win chasing down Quickstepper Zdenek Stybar and keeping ahead of Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin.

Our review is here

Stage 12

It was fast, flat with a finish on the Imola race circuit and promised to be a showdown for the sprinters. The weather and a late climb made for a thriller of a finale with BORA-hansgrohe’s Sam Bennett launching very early to chase down a lead duo and take his second victory.

Our review is here

 Stage 13

Dropped on the run to the line yesterday, Quickstepper Elia Viviani made no mistake today. All his track skills firing to thread through the sprinter melee to take his hat trick and increase his lead over Sam Bennett in the maglia ciclamino competition.

Our review is here.

Stage 14

The stage that had fans giddy with anticipatory excitement. It’s the mighty ZONCOAN! Team Sky’s Wout Poels turned himself inside out to set up his captain Chris Froome, who sparred with a dinosaur and then attacked with 4km go to take a remarkable victory. Simon Yates waited until 3km from the summit to launch after him. He couldn’t quite close the gap but he did take more precious seconds.

Our review is here.

Stage 15

VeloVoices Journal Velo predicted excitement on this stage and he was right!  Simon Yates attacked on the final climb with 18km to go and not one of his GC rivals could do a thing about it. A solo victory in the maglia rosa. It was a virtuoso performance and very definitely one that sings to your soul. I don’t think I have ever seen the Mitchelton-Scott captain quite so emotional in post stage interviews. Enjoy.

Love DS Matt White counting the kilometres down and the seconds to the chase group up.

Our review is here.

Header Image: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

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