The Italian rider Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF), born in 1994, has won Stage 10 of the 99th Giro d’Italia, 219km from Campi Bisenzio to Modena. Ivan Rovny (Tinkoff) and Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing Team) finished second and third.
Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step), born in 1992, already the Maglia Bianca as best young rider, is the new race leader overall and takes the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF) – 219km in 5h44’32”, average speed 38.138km/h
2 – Ivan Rovny (Tinkoff) at 42″
3 – Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing Team) at 1’20”
1 – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step)
2 – Andrey Amador (Movistar Team) at 26″
3 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 50″
Seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner said: “Today I’m living the most beautiful day of my life. It doesn’t feel real. It’s like being in a bubble. Finally I’ve taken my first pro win. It highlights how much our team is like an enormous family. I thank them all, especially Nicola Boem who sacrificed himself for me. I hope I have paid him back for the faith he put in me by pulling our group. What a wonderful day!”.
The Maglia Rosa said: “It doesn’t often happen in cycling that the first rider in the classification pulls for the second one, so what [Gianluca] Brambilla did today is incredible. He was dropped, then he came back and pulled again. I can’t believe it. This is one of the greatest days in my life. We’re a group of friends. We’ve had three riders in the Maglia Rosa, starting with Marcel Kittel. We’ve achieved more than we expected – at least, I have”.