Stage for One, Jersey for the Other G18-30
The title tells the story. It was exciting to watch Jhoan Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) attack the leading group and get away on the final kilometers of the Etna climb. It was strange to watch his teammate, Simon Yates go on the attack from the peloton (or what was left of it). Normally, a teammate would not risk pulling adversaries up to his man up the road. Yates, however, was able to go so hard, that no one could catch his wheel. The Mitchelton-Scott came to the line together, both celebrating. Chaves made the sign of the cross and Yates raised his arms, seemingly celebrating his teammates stage victory. But he became the new owner of the Maglia Rosa of race leader and his teammate took the stage. There will be champagne at the Mitchelton-Scott dinner table tonight! Chapeau!