Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 15 – Mayhem at full gas and QuickSteppin’ to the win

We thought yesterday was a hell of a stage. It kicked off from Kilometre Zero today, led by Etixx-QuickStepper Gianluca Brambilla, closely followed by Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana and their teammates. The chasing group, including an isolated Chris Froome, never saw them again. Brambilla won his second GT stage this year and Quintana gained a truckload of time on his Sky rival.

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Giro d’Italia 2016 : Stage 18 – Trentin escapes to victory

For the fifth consecutive day at the Giro d’Italia, a rider has won one of its stages for the very first time. Today’s stage 18, it was the turn of home hero Matteo Trentin (Etixx-Quick Step), who took victory after escaping into the day’s big breakaway. For the general classification riders, it was a case of the calm before Friday’s mountainous storm, with the pink jersey Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) crossing the line alongside the other contenders almost a quarter-of-an-hour after Trentin had given his victory salute.
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