15 K Before He Knows
Vincenzo Nibali started from the velodrome at the bottom of the mountain resplendent in pink. The last cyclist on the course has the added advantage of knowing all of the time checks of his competitors, so he knows how to dose his efforts. However, there is no knowing if the effort was enough until you cross the finishing line. Nibali put in the ride of his life to gain time on all of his rivals, winning the stage by 58 seconds over Samuel Sanchez. It is hard to imagine that today's effort not only won him the stage, but also ensured the overall Maglia Rosa as well..