FOILED MOUNTAIN, ROOSTER RIDES AGAIN
Philippe Gilbert took his first Giro stage win since 2009. It was a rainy day of racing featuring a sketchy descent that, like a bucking bronco, tried to throw riders in every direction. But they managed to stay on their bikes, even if that meant going into grassy areas where frightened spectators and their dogs were forced to flee in fear. Contador managed an impressive second place, earning a time bonus and further distancing his opponents.