Today's stage: the fearsome Mortirolo awaits the peloton

Today the terrible Mortirolo arrives, 11.9 km at 10.9% of average slope. The queen stage included the Gavia, but the snow prevented it from climbing.


Today the fearsome Mortirolo arrives, 11.9 kilometers at 10.9% of average gradient. The queen stage of this edition of the Giro included the Gavia, but the snow and the risk of avalanches prevented it from climbing. In its place, Cevo and Aprica. Mikel Landa (fifth, 3:15 from Richard Carapaz) lived one of his "best moments on a bike" in the 2015 ascension: "It is a port that brings me very good memories, I hope things go as well well (he won the victory in Aprica against Alberto Contador and Steven Kruijswijk). "

A Carapaz, maglia rosa, le perjudicará the cancellation of the Gavia, at 2,618 meters altitude:" Cierto, as a good cyclist from Ecuador the height favors me . However, we will climb the Mortirolo and we will dispute another new battle. I feel respected and among the aspirants to the title by right ". Vincenzo Nibali, at 1: 47, expressed himself in that line of consideration towards his adversary: "Leaving him three minutes ahead between Lake Serrù and Courmayeur supposed a very serious error that we will pay this third week" .

In contrast to Eusebio Unzué, who thinks of Primoz Roglic as "virtual leader", Carapaz points to Nibali as the wheel to watch: "Atacará. We know that he will move the race and that he will only settle for the first place". Roglic, at 47 seconds and recovered from the scare road of Como, remains calm: "The fall affected my face. Fortunately, I do not pedal with my face. I believe in myself and I count on Verona's time. " Rain is announced, which will complicate things and, above all, the descent of Mortirolo. The outcome of the Giro, in six days.



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