“Cycling is just an unpredictable sport - smiles Michele Scarponi - one day not go as you expect, the next you are very strong ".
“After the yesterday little disappointing performance, today I found the right feeling and the leg has started to run at full capacity so much that I made up ground and I arrived before some ranking opponents”.
"We made our race - said sports director Dmitri Sedoun - committing ourselves to control the escape to not affect the ranking of Michele who is still in the Top Ten”.
The stage was won from Italian Gianluca Brambilla with the Colombian Nairo Quintana in second place that in this way has strengthened his lead in the overall standings.
After many climbs, the sixteenth stage offers a less challenging course with its 156 km of Alcaniz in Peniscola on the Mediterranean Sea. After the efforts of the past few days, it’s likely a finish for fast riders.