“I didn’t really think I’d win when I went on the attack but on days like this it’s important not to crack mentally. When Rodriguez passed me I thought I’d lost but then in the last 50 metres, when I managed to pass him, I could hardly believe it.”
“I have a great relationship with Luca Scinto my team manager. We’ve focused on the Giro d’Italia since last winter. He told me: ‘Ride the Giro and win a stage.’ I just laughed at the idea but then started to believe him and worked really hard. It has paid off now.”
La quindicesima tappa by pedale.forchetta on Flickr.