Off on His Own TA17
Today's stage took the riders over the final climb of Montagna di Montefalco twice. On the first assent, the early break still had 3 minutes on the closing peloton, so Valerio Conti (Lampre Merida) saw his chance to grab some King of the Mountain Points. Leaving his other three break away companions, he sprinted off to the summit in hopes that he may still be away on the second trip up the climb. Cycling is a special sport for many reasons, with one being just how close fans can get to their bicycle mounted heroes, and without the price of an admission ticket.