Stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia simmered for a while but came to a spectacular crescendo. Richard Carapaz (Movistar) rode a spectacular solo attack all the way to victory in Courmayeur and surprised many (including possibly Primoz Roglic) by bagging himself the race leader’s pink jersey. It’s a tight GC battle now, folks!
The Giro d’Italia 2019‘s first summit finish saw a supercharged breakaway, more action than a Marvel movie and some very significant moves. Finally, the race sprang to life on the road up to Lago Serru when Katusha’s Ilnur Zakarin powered to a mighty win. Behind him Simon Yates faded, Movistar played a blinder and the GC cream started to rise to the top. Jan Polanc stays in pink as the mountainous weekend beckons.
Kathi, Midge and Euan chew over the first week of the Giro d’Italia and pull apart the Tour of California.