Giro d'Italia. Stage 9. Miguel Angel Lopez is 9th atop Gran Sasso d'Italia
The decisive stage of the first week at the Giro d'Italia has been held today between Pesco Sannita and the top of the enormous climb Gran Sasso d'Italia of 26-km-long. Astana Pro Team took control over the race with around 45 km to go, starting chasing hard the breakaway and working for its leader Miguel Angel Lopez. A huge effort of the Kazakh team in front of the bunch produced a great selection in the group and practically neutralized the daily breakaway with 3 km to go.