'On Saturday we’re going to high altitude and that’s Richard Carapaz's playground,' Australian writes in his exclusive VeloNews blog.
'We’re in the lead and we know what we have to do. So it’s basically up to us to get the job done,' Porte writes in his exclusive VeloNews Giro blog.
Australian takes VeloNews readers into the action, and his strategy, on the summit finish.
From what I’ve seen Yates, Bardet, Landa, and Carapaz are all going well. They all like to be aggressive, so stage 9 could be really explosive.
An early crash hasn't dampened the Australian's spirits as he looks ahead to the summit finish at Etna.
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