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Two days to decide the Giro

This Friday begins the final part of an exciting Giro d’Italia, with alternatives in the general classification from the start and with a leader who will have to defend in the mountains his three minutes advantage over his chasers. Among them is Alejandro Valverde, third in the overall, 3’23 “ behind Steven Kruijswijk and stage winner last Tuesday in Andalo.

Friday’s stage will rise to the eternal Agnello (Cima Coppi of this edition) and after a long descent will finish in the French resort of Risoul. The stage on Saturday seems more complicated, with climbs to Vars, la Bonette and la Lombarda and with the finish in Santa Anna di Vinadio. Valverde will try to confirm his good form shown throughout the Giro with the help of his partners of Movistar Team, who always have supported their leader.

Quotes: “Lotto-Jumbo has a superb team for the flat, and they protected Kruijswijk well also into the Pramartino climb. We knew there weren’t going to be much gaps today either. Kruijswijk again proved to feel really strong, as did Chaves, Nibali and myself. There might be some changes between the first five overall until Saturday evening, but I don’t think there will be much. I don’t feel the Giro is over, though; anything could happen in this final weekend. Legs felt quite well today and I hope they continue this way for the remainder of the race”.

Photo: Movistar Team