- Today it was a tough and unpredictable stage. But, I felt quite well and my team did a very good job, supporting me during the stage. I tried to hold the concentration, especially when the team of Romain Bardet increased the pace on the climb. It was a strong move, the speed was really high, but I tried to stay in front to control possible new attacks. The final was very fast. There was a short climb not far from the finish, but it was not steep enough for a successful attack. Somebody from our group tried to escape, but it did not work. So, tomorrow is a long-waited rest day. I want to rest and recover as well as possible. We have a whole week of racing, six stages, all very important. So, the fight is continuing, - said Fabio Aru.
Stage 15 has ended with the solo win of Dutch rider Bauke Mollema, who attacked from the early break. Most of the GC contenders finished together, 6 minutes 25 seconds behind the stage winner.
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