Jay Hindley (Bora Hansgrohe) held the number two spot overall. The Australian is seven seconds ahead of Richard Karapaz before the third day of rest.
After an extremely offensive leadership style on Saturday en route to Turin, in which Bora managed to blow the entire group of candidates off, the German side fell back on Sunday. Instead, Bora let Eneus take the lead.
The pink-shirted group finished 7:48 minutes behind day winner Giulio Ciccone, who was overwhelmed with emotion after crossing the finish line in Cogne.
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Ciccone arrived at the Aosta Valley ski resort as a soloist after the attack at the start of the last climb of about 21 km.
Tears on arrival: Giulio Ciccone celebrates his third Giro stage win
Stage 15: Ciccone celebrates his third Giro . stage win
Colombian Santiago Petrago (victorious Bahrain) took second place with a difference of 1:31, followed by Spain’s Antonio Pedriro (Movistar / + 2:19), Britain’s Hugh Carthy (EF Education – EasyPost / + 3:09) and Dutchman Martin Tusfeld. (DSM + 4:36).
For the Italian, this is his third Giro stage win overall. The 27-year-old had already won part of the Tour of Italy in 2016 and 2019. Three years ago he also won the Mountain shirt.
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Koen Bouwman (Jumbo – Visma) pushed Diego Rosa (Eolo – Kometa) back off the top of the mountain classification, and Arnaud Démare (Groupama – FDJ) remains the best sprinter in Maglia Ciclamino. Still wearing the Young Driver’s Best White jersey, Almeida continues to lead the team’s classification, Bora Hensgrohe.
The third rest day for this Giro is Monday. A day later, we continued the next climb of more than 202 km from Salou to Abrica. The sixteenth stage is ahead of the legendary Mortirolo.
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