Three Strong Men G17-65
The Blockhaus climb was showing who came to the 100th Giro d'Italia in top form, who did not, and who was suffering from bad luck. With six kilometers left to the summit of Blockhaus, it was down to these three. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) kept attacking. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) would counter every acceleration and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) would follow every move. It was clear from their repetive attacks and counters, that these were the three strong men of the race (or at least the day).