"I did everything possible - said Dario Cataldo finished fifth at the top of Camins del Penygolosa - and I’m happy with my performance"
"When me and the stage winner Mathias Franck have attacked I was hoping that someone else would reach us before the last climb in order to gain more time on our pursuers”.
"Dario was very good to get into the breakaway - commented sport director Dmitri Sedoun - and pity it was in the company of high-level climbers. A good race also even for Michele Scarponi who has kept pace with the best riders and gained overall.
The Italian rider, in fact, went from 10th to 9th place overall at 8'28“ behind the leader still the Colombian Nairo Quintana.
Tomorrow 18th stage from Requena in Gandia 200 km. A 2nd category climb to be overcome after 70 km and a path that suits the attackers.