Two major GC contenders crash in the Giro d'Italia's mountains, throwing the race for the pink jersey into a state of flux.
With the LottoNL – Jumbo squad operating on a budget that's roughly half of Sky's, Steven Kruijswijk is leading the Giro on the cheap.
Moreno Moser came painfully close to a win in Giro d'Italia's stage 18, the latest near-miss for the Cannondale team.
Orica team backer says he might have a special prize for Chaves, a rider he praises for his character, positive attitude, and gratitude.
With a categorized climb and a cobbled kicker in the final 20 kilometers, stage 18 had plenty of action, and Matteo Trentin made the most
Orica – GreenEdge leader Esteban Chaves takes the time to give his teammates handmade signs to cheer them into the Giro's final stages.
The Giro d'Italia's final standings will be decided in two short Alpine stages where Chaves, Valverde, and Nibali all promise to attack.
Etixx – Quick-Step wins another Giro stage with an improbable chase by Matteo Trentin as Steven Kruijswijk defends the overall lead.
Matteo Trentin chases furiously to reel in a lead duo in the final kilometer then blasts past to victory.
Vincenzo Nibali began stage 18 nearly 5:00 out of first place, but his team remains positive that he can turn the Giro on its head.