One last day in Sicily for this year’s Giro d’Italia and Arnaud Demare of Groupama-FDJ took the win. That was despite the best efforts of Peter Sagan’s Bora team to put the race beyond the legs of the sprinters. The Slovakian does have the consolation of slipping on the beautiful ciclamino jersey. Elsewhere, there were no big changes to the GC.
Today’s 150km stage in the Giro d’Italia finishing atop Mount Etna was won by Jonathan Caicedo (EF Pro Cycling) who attacked from the remnants of the day’s break on the leg-sapping ascent up Linguaglossa to solo across the line. Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabu-KTM) finished second on the stage, 21 seconds behind, followed by Lotto-Soudal’s Harm Vanhoucke a further nine seconds back. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) is the new overall leader after a day that saw a massive shake-up in the general classification.