“We have reopened the race – said Vincenzo Nibali – and in the next two stages I will do my best. Certainly the strength left is not so much, but the spirits is high and I have to try to take the pink jersey”.
“I’m not thinking yet about the final ITT in Milan – added – but I’m focused on tomorrow’s stage. I’m sure there is still space to attack both uphill to Mount Grappa and downhill. The ranking is very short: it will be a super combative stage. ”
The new GC sees the leadership of the Colombian Nairo Quintana with 38 “ advantage over Dumoulin and 43″ on our Vincenzo Nibali.
Tomorrow’s penultimate stage from Pordenone to Asiago for 190 kilometers. The first 100 are on relatively flat roads. After Feltre, the route climbs up Mount Grappa (24 km) on a narrow and steep road. The next downhill is very technical with several hairpins. The route finally takes the last climb to Foza (7% slope) before arriving at the finish line in Asiago.