The Maglia Rosa changes hands to Wilko Kelderman on the Stelvio as the
podium sorts itself out. Sunweb sit 1-2 with Kelderman leading and Hindley just
12 seconds behind. Just another 3 seconds back, however, if Ineos Tao Geoghegan
Hart who is hungry for more than just the third step on the podium. Some
questionable race tactics as Sunweb took a gamble to leave Kelderman to fend
for himself on the final climb as Hindley sat on Tao and only overtook him on
the last sprint to the finish. It will be a battle between these three on stage
20’s climb and then the decisive TT finale on Sunday in Milan.
At the Vuelta Roglic continues to show his strength with a win and two 2nd place finishes on the opening three stages but it is only enough for a 5 second lead over Dan Martin who took stage honors today with Carapaz just a dozen seconds back. Froome showed signs of life pulling at the front inside 6km to go. Dumoulin fell back even further, raising questions of what is going on with his health and Thibaut Pinot abandoned before the start of the stage dealing with his ailing back injury from the opening stage of the Tour de France.