A huge crash with 30 kilometres to go set up an all-guns-blazing fight out on the rolling roads into Asolo. Movistar’s Andrey Amador launched off the front with 10 kilomteres to go taking race leader Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick Step) with him. Two kilometres from the finish Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) bridged to the dynamic duo, and used all his guile to take his second win of this Giro and the sixth of his career. The maglia rosa stays firmly on the shoulders of Young Bobby J.
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In a spicy day of action on the Calabrian coast, a feisty Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) did what he so often does at the Giro. Attacking with guile and panache on the final climb and holding on the run to the line to take a superb solo victory – his fifth win in his home Grand Tour. Giant-Alpecin’s Tom Dumoulin leapt out of an elite group of favourites to finish second on the day and secure his second maglia rosa in four stages. The parcours certainly delivered on its promise of attacking racing with several notable names, Movistar’s Andrey Amador and Ryder Hesjedal (Trek-Segafredo) amongst them, losing 37 seconds on their rivals.