Giro d’Italia Stage 18: Moena - Ortisei
Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia was dubbed the ‘Queen Stage,’ though in this mountainous 100th edition of the Italian tour there are a few contenders for this unofficial honour. It was won by Tejay van Garderen, the BMC leader who had looked down and out, while the overall battle simmered and threatened to boil over at the finish when harsh words were exchanged between race leader Tom Dumoulin and the defending champion, Vincenzo Nibali.
Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe digest all the day’s action in Ortisei, and we hear from Van Garderen’s teammate, Joey Rosskopf, his directeur sportif, Marco Pinotti, and Team Sky’s Phil Deignan. There’s also an interview with Nibali’s Bahrain teammate Kanstantsin Siutsou and discussion of a close competition for the white jersey of best young rider, which Britain’s Adam Yates now wears, having leapfrogged Bob Jungels.
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