Giro d’Italia – ST9
“Tomorrow we enjoy a well-deserved rest day – smiles Vincenzo Nibali – after an ITT that has satisfied me very much. From Tuesday, a new Giro d’Italia will start with many climbs and very demanding stages “.
“I tried not to take risks facing the many curves of the initial part in the plain and then uphill I felt very good. My Giro is going as it was thought and today Primoz Roglic, a time trial specialist, has earned something on me as expected. I go on one step at a time and I know that the Giro is still very long and those opponents who lost seconds today will have to attack ”.
“It has been a Giro so far conditioned by bad weather and this has forced many to spend more energy. For my part, I must say that the cold does not affect me that much and therefore it does not seem to me that I have spent that much”.
Also today has been another dismal in the North part of Italy with heavy rain alternating with a pale sun and in the final to hellish rainstorm. The young Slovenian won the 9th stage with 11″ on the Belgian Victor Campenaerts and one minute on the Dutch Bauke Mollema. Vincenzo finished 4th with a 1:05 gap from the stage winner but with a better time respect others GC men like Simon Yates and Miguel Angel Lopez.
The Italian Valerio Conti is still leading the overall with a 50” advantage on Primoz Roglic while Nibali has gained 5 positions and is now 11th with 3:34 gap from the pink jersey.