Giro d'Italia (st. 13)
Ion Izagirre crashes with no big injuries with just over 3km from Jesolo's finish, as Amador stays into front group to climb into 8th overall. Aru (AST) becomes Maglia Rosa
The stages theoretically more comfortable for the Giro d'Italia convoy became again the most dangerous on Friday, as a crash with just over 3km from the finish of day thirteen in Jesolo (147km over panflat roads) caused important changes in the overall standings. A rider sliding on the slippery roads at the fron of the bunch caused a chain reaction, which only Andrey Amador -quickly helped out by his staff after a puncture earlier in the stage- could avoid from Movistar Team's side. Ion Izagirre crashed but got back on his bike shortly, with no serious physical consequences.
While Andrey came across the line only 2" behind stage winner Sacha Modolo (LAM), Giovanni Visconti -the Blues' top GC rider so far in the race- reached the finish 38" further, while Izagirre concede 1'45" on the winner. The new overall classification takes Aru (AST) into the lead, with Amador in eighth place at 2'21", Visconti in ninth at 2'40" and Ion sitting in 20th spot, 7'20" off the leader and four minutes behind the top ten. Things should change much tomorrow in a really demanding, long (59.4km) ITT from Treviso to Valdobbiadene, featuring two long climbs plus an uphill finish.
Movistar Team start times – Giro d'Italia TT: Dayer Quintana 12.57h (5.57am COL), Juanjo Lobato 13.27h, Rubén Fernández 13.36h, Jesús Herrada 13.53h, Igor Antón 14.07h, Beñat Intxausti 14.32h, Ion Izagirre 14.42h, Giovanni Visconti 15.15h, Andrey Amador 15.21h (7.21am CRC).