Andrew Hood looks back at three weeks of racing through Italy and comes up with his five main takeaways from the race.
MILAN, Italy (VN) — Despite falling just short in the Giro d’Italia, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains convinced he could win the Giro
Nairo Quintana wishes he had a bigger cushion on time trial ace Tom Dumoulin ahead of the Giro's final stage in Milano.
Nairo Quintana knows he'll need a solid lead in the Giro's overall classification before Sunday's final time trial.
Thursday's stage 18 contains five climbs and could potentially shake up the GC standings.
A second maglia rosa suddenly looks much more realistic for Nairo Quintana than it did Tuesday morning.
The Colombian is targeting the climbs in the Giro d'Italia this week as the race makes its final push toward the finish in Milan.
With the Giro's Milan finish days away, the climbers in the peloton must make up some time on race leader and TT specialist Tom Dumoulin.
Nairo Quintana averted disaster in a late-race crash Sunday, and bounced back to take a finish-line time bonus on Giro's 15th stage.
Will Nairo Quintana once again fall short in a grand tour against a superior time trialist who can climb?