Giro d'Italia: Italy is currently dominated by the Colombians. This also underlined the 18th stage. Julian Arredondo (Trek) won on the Rifugio Panarotta and underlined why he wears the blue jersey of the best climber. Second was Fabio Duarte (Colombia), another Colombian, third was Irishman Philip Deignan (Sky).
The trio broke away from a leading group on the final climb. The Belgian Thomas De Gendt had previously belonged to this group. Like yesterday, he was the first to seek salvation in the final in the final. However, this only lasted up to six kilometers before the finish line. Two kilometers later it was Arredondo, only Duarte and Deignan could follow. However, they could not trump him.
Similar to the drivers in the leading group, the favorites also used the climb to the finish line to deliver a tough finale. The victim was Cadel Evans (BMC), who lost contact with the group with five kilometers to go. This was mainly due to Frenchman Pierre Rolland (Europcar), who again drove well and improved to third place overall at the end of the day. He is closely followed by the Italian Fabio Aru (Astana), who attacked again in the last few meters and was able to save a few seconds ahead of the finish line. Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains in pink, followed by Rigoberto Uran in second place.