Giro stage 10: Bardiani’s Boem breaks away, Porte scuppered

This Giro just keeps on providing the drama, doesn’t it? On a day when everyone and their mother predicted a bunch finish without worrying the GC teams, two unexpected situations unfolded. First an Italian-flavoured breakaway of five held the entire peloton at bay with Bardiani-CSF’s Nicola Boem taking a brilliant win and the lead in the points competition. Secondly, Richie Porte suffered an untimely mechanical in the closing stages losing 47 seconds to Alberto Contador, who stays in pink, and then receiving a two-minute penalty after Simon Clarke stopped to help him out.

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