Continuing to Race G17-63
Some critics will complain that Movistar should have sat up once Sunweb and Team Sky crashed on the ascent of Blockhaus. Others will insist that they had already started their attack, in fact they had been pushing the pace for the last forty kilometers, so they had every right to keep racing. As they went under the ten kilometers to go banner, Winner Anacona and Andrey Amador (Movistar) continued to drink before the final assualt on the mountain. Tucked onto their wheels was the ever impassive Nairo Quintana (Movistar) ready to launch himself off the front of the peloton. The steep climb to the top of Blockhaus was just the place for the Colombian to take hold of the 100th Giro d'Italia.