"Now the "real"mountains - he added - and my job will be to help our captain holding it far forward as possible in the group. The legs are improving day by day and I am ready to give my contribution. "
"Tomorrow first of three very challenging stages - said sport director Alexandr Shefer - that will give the overall standings a new physiognomy. Vincenzo Nibali is ready and also Jakob Fuglsang is able to make a good result in the mountains of Friuli ".
Today's stage, from Noale in Bibione, completely flat saw the easy victory in the sprint of the German André Greipel. In the overall standings, nothing has changed and Nibali is always in fifth and twelfth Fuglsang is still 3 minutes and 39 "the Luxembourg Bob Jungels the pink jersey.
Tomorrow, with Palmanova - Cividale del Friuli 170 km begin alpine climbs. The route is extremely compelling with with four categorised climbs in a row, with just a few stretches to let the bunch catch Their breath.