The Spaniards in the Giro: Samitier was embedded in the escape of the day

The Spaniard from Movistar was present at the break, although he could not follow the attacks. Pello Bilbao is still fifth in the general classification.

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The sixteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia did not undergo any major changes in the general classification. Sergio Samitier was able to get into the numerous breakaway, but, despite arriving ten minutes ahead of the peloton, he could not climb any position. Pello Bilbao remains fifth overall.

The Spaniards in the sixteenth stage of the Giro

Sergio Samitier (13th): he got into the big break of the day, but could not follow the attacks of the men who would end up fighting for the stage victory. He came within three minutes of the winner, and remains 16th overall, but now he is very close to entering the top-15.

Pello Bilbao (35th): a relatively quiet day for him, and in the last kilometer he held out with all the favorites to keep his fifth place overall. It remains to be seen how his legs will be in these last days.

Antonio Pedrero (40th): lost ten seconds on the finish line with the group of main favorites. His bad time trial takes him away from the top-10 in the general classification, in which he is 13th.

Víctor De La Parte (51st): in the final stretch of the stage, he lost contact with the main group and gave up almost a minute. With their leader Zakarin discarded, this last week he can be seen looking for triumphs.

Héctor Carretero (63º): he did his job very well until the final kilometers, where he got carried away.

Jonathan Castroviejo (64th): arrived together with Carretero. He continues to watch the top-20 closely overall, and it will be very important to his teammate Tao Geoghegan Hart.

Óscar Rodríguez (73rd): the one from Astana tried to tuck in his leader, Fuglsang, as much as possible, and in the last ascents he could no longer.

Daniel Navarro (111th): he got into the breakout on Sunday and looked for his chance, but didn't have enough strength. He recharged his energy today, and could try again soon.

Albert Torres (120º): once again, he fulfilled his role of sheltering the team leaders on the flatter terrain, and when the mountain arrived he took off.



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