Battaglin Wins Stage 14 of Giro d'Italia
Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani-CSF) has won his team’s second consecutive stage of the Giro d’Italia.
go all the way. I wasn’t our team’s designated rider in the breakaway. There are better climbers in the team than me, like [Edoardo] Zardini. But the situation looked good, and I felt sure that the breakaway would make it.
“I suffered on the climb, and on the hardest section, I couldn’t keep up. I had to go full gas in the last 500 m and, when I got across to Cataldo and Pantano, I had to breathe for a second because I’d had to ride at 100 percent to catch them. Thankfully, they lost speed, and I did a great sprint and managed to get past them in the final 30 m. I looked around to make sure I had really won and to see if anyone else was coming from behind.”
In the overall, Uran leads Evans by 0:32 and Majka by 1:35. Stage 15 will be another test for the maglia rosa. The 225-km ride from Valdengo to Plan di Montecampione will feature one categorized climb, but it will be a Category 1 ascent to the finish. Will Uran keep his race lead? Will one of the other contenders seize it from him? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!