Tomorrow everything will be decided in the Lussari uphill time trial, with the Briton leading by 26”; Almeida loses ground.
A lot of wait-and-see also in the Dolomite stage of the Giro d'Italia : for the umpteenth time the escape reaches the finish line with the Colombian Buitrago who tames the Tre Cime di Lavaredo ahead of a stoic and very unfortunate Derek Gee who, for the fourth time in this edition, finished in second place.
The group of the best tackles the day's climbs at a gentle pace , especially the Passo Giau, only the very hard slopes of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo create natural selection with Roglic who manages to gain 3” on the pink jersey Thomas thanks to the final sprint. Joao Almeida pays 23" from the Slovenian and is now 59" behind in the general standings. Honorable mention for a great Damiano Caruso , better than the Italians, who finished seventh and sealed fourth place in the general classification at almost 36 years of age.
Tomorrow the settlement of the accounts with the fearsome uphill time trial of Monte Lussari : after a short flat stretch the final ascent of 7.8km at 11.2% will begin, especially the central part of 4km with gradients that, in some points, will exceed 22 %. We hope to see a spectacular stage and a worthy conclusion to this Giro d'Italia!