Stage 18: Belluno to Rifugio Panarotta, 171 km
Julian Arredondo all but guaranteed himself the blue jersey with a solo victory atop Rifugio Panarotta ahead of Fabio Duarte. Meanwhile the GC underwent a major reshuffle as Pierre Rolland moved into a podium position and Cadel Evans slipped from third to ninth.
The 97th edition of the Giro d’Italia has been described as one for the climbers but it also contains over 90km of time-trialling, starting on Friday in Belfast with the 21.7km team time trial. So who will be in the mix and fighting for the pink jersey? Continue reading
Stage 12: Maella to Tarragona, 164.2km
Resplendent in his all-white world champion’s kit, Philippe Gilbert (BMC) looked positively majestic as he waited in the pack for the right moment to pounce. His patience was rewarded as he closed down and overhauled Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), who’d attacked from 350 metres out, to take his maiden victory of the season and his first win in the rainbow jersey. Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Lampre-Merida) rounded out the podium.