Giro d'Italia Stage 10: Uran Moves up in the GC
Etixx - Quick-Step rider Rigoberto Uran is now 6th GC, +2'10", after a breakaway was able to avoid being caught and decided the 200km 10th Stage of the Giro d'Italia, from Civitanova Marche to Forlì, on Tuesday.
Nicola Boem (Bardiani - CSF Pro Team) won the stage after catching and going over the top of former break mate Alan Marangoni (Cannondale-Garmin), who had attacked with 1.3km remaining. Matteo Busato (Southeast) was 2nd, and Alessandro Malaguti (Nippo - Vini Fantini) was 3rd.
Uran finished with the peloton in 28th place, but moved up in the overall classification. Richie Porte (Team Sky) suffered a mechanical inside the final 5 kilometers, and finished 1'05" down as opposed to the Uran group, which crossed 18" down on the stage winner. He was then penalized 2 minutes for taking non-regulated assistance from a rider of another team. Tom Boonen finished slightly ahead of Uran, in 26th place.
Etixx - Quick-Step looks next to 153km Stage 11 on Wednesday, from Forlì to Imola. The stage is classified as medium mountain, with a lumpy profile. There are three categorized climbs (two Category 3, one Category 4), but the parcours descends into a flat finish.