Stage 17: Sarnonico to Vittorio Veneto, 208km
Coming immediately after yesterday’s brutal queen stage, today was always going to be a day of recuperation for the overall contenders and the sprinters who’ve stuck it out over the climbs. Sure enough, winner Stefano Pirazzi escaped from a massive breakaway to take glory, with the peloton rolling in over 15 minutes down. Continue reading
Stage 14: Aglie to Oropa, 164km
Enrico Battaglin gave Bardiani-CSF their second win in succession as he overtook the leading threesome to claim victory in the final metres of the first category summit finish at Oropa.
Stage 13: Fossano to Rivarolo Canavese, 157km
Marco Canola won a three-up sprint from the day’s breakaway to take the first stage victory for a wild-card team in this year’s race, justifying his team’s inclusion and making their season.