Garzelli takes overall giro lead on the line
Riders were left feeling cheated following the second ascent of the climb, which led to an angry crash in the stage.
The Giro d’Italia had already seen a spate of crashes on the descent as it made its w블랙 잭ay through the Alps.
The breakaway team tried to use one of its members – Dario Cataldo – as a diversion, and the Italian finished in third in a sprint.
This meant it was Cavendish who had a clear chance of taking the win, and Cavendish is very likely to be feeling the heat after crashing on Stage 19 on Monday.
The Italian had been riding well up the Giro d’Italia rankings, but after missing out on the race by just 12 seconds on Stage 17 by a mere 13 seconds he dropped back down to third at the start of the race.
However, when the break came into play and Cavendish attacked and was caught by the race leader at the bottom of the final 5km, the rider was unable to catch up with Cavendish and was knocked over.
This left him in third when all was said and done, with his only hope of making up the블랙 잭 distance coming from Orica-GreenEDGE’s Joaquim Rodriguez, who finished sixth overall.
Riders who dropped from the race later in the day are likely to take their seats for the stage win.
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result 1 Fabio Aru (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 3:28:54 2 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin 3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Team Sky 4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 5 Fabio Aru (Ita) Bahr수원출장마사지 수원출장샵ain-Merida 6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 7 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 8 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 9 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 10 Rolf Steels (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura 11 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 12 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 13 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE 14 Lars Boom (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 15 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-C