Yet another win from a break! Yet another maiden grand tour victory by a young rider. Valerio Conti attacked from the day’s break and quickly disappeared from view along the winding roads to solo across the line almost a minute ahead of his break mates, runner-up Danilo Wyss and third-placed Sergey Lagutin. The peloton finally rolled in a record-breaking 33:56 down but there were no changes on GC: Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains in the lead.
We’ve had newbies take their first GT stage this week – today we had a veteran. Katusha’s Sergey Lagutin climbed the wall of Alto de la Camperona and slo-mo sprinted away from his companions Axel Domont (Ag2r) and Perrig Quemeneur (Direct Energie) to take his first Grand Tour victory at the age of 35. The GC was shook up with an attack by Nairo Quintana (yes, really!) that put the Colombian in the red jersey.