Launching an Attack
Dan Lloyd and Carlton Kirby providing commentary for BeIn Sports in the United States were sure that none of the General Classification contenders would try to put time into their rivals. No sooner had they offered that opinion on the final climb of the day than Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) launched an attack that caught everyone napping. Fabio Aru (Astrana) was the first to set off after the talented Spaniard. Contador's attack did not catch some of those still up the road, nor did he lose Aru or Richie Porte (Team Sky), but his efforts were enough to drop all of the other hopefuls and to put him into the Pink of race leader. Chapeau, Alberto!