The two Italians will play the second and third positions. The French John Gadret (Ag2r) held fourth place at 7.49 and Purito Rodriguez (Katusha) went fifth to 9.27. A stage that faced the peloton with the very depleted forces, pending deal with 195 kilometers of plain and two ports gathered in the past 45. The escape of shift was formed at kilometer 48 with 13 runners, where the heroic Kiryienka, along with Vicioso (Androni), Minguez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Ulissi (Lampre-ISD), Vorganov (Katusha), Kiryienka (Movistar Team), Jufre (Astana), Seeldraeyers (Quick Step) and Popovych got (RadioShack), among others. Adventure that began to crumble in the ascent to the Colle delle Finestre (1a), the last great colossus of the 2011 Giro, at 28 kilometers of the goal, where he attacked Kiriyenka, who resisted the rise solo, rate constant, oblivious to the breaks that occurred behind. Eighteen kilometers of climbing to 9 percent, with 45 curves that lifted the road to 2.178 meters of altitude.
Presence of the sterrato, with 9 kilometres prior to the Summit. It went through the high Kiryienka with 3.45 minutes of advance on the Rujano Venezuelan and Colombian Betancourt. To 5.20 counter with cigar, Gadret, Scarponi and Menchov group, among others. Outstanding accounts and triumph in solitary Purito had a pending account after the fiasco of Macgugnaga, where Contador gave victory to Tiralongo. The Spanish strained the chain and the change of pace made suffer to Nibali, who lost contact.
A bad drink that could happen in the descent, where it rejoined the Favorites. Sestriere, last difficulty of this edition. Kiriyenka only faced danger, unavailable to discouragement. Regulated effort, without ups and downs. He was able to endure in the 16 kilometers of ascent without wane just income. I had to win by two, and Tondo. Behind persecuted without options Rujano, behind the young Betancourt, Purito unleashed by the fifth place of the general.