On the Way Up G17-24
Today's break away was made of four riders, only one from a contiental team. The group, who gained almost eight minutes on the peloton was facing two huge climbs on the day. The first may have been a rather distressingly named, the Portella Femmina Morta, the second, the infamous Volcanic Mount Etna. The break away riders were, Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates), Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data), Pavel Prutt (Gazprom-Rusvelo), and Eugenio Alafaci (Trek-Segafredo).