"He said that there was a lot of looking at each other, a lot of hesitation and a lot of mind games going on, people checking out each other, all with a view of tomorrow. A lot of people were fearful of pushing the envelope a little bit too much today and paying for their efforts tomorrow.". Portugal's Ruben Guerreiro of EF Pro Cycling took the maglia azzurra back yesterday after conceding it on Sunday to Visconti, a week after he took it for the first place after his win at Roccaraso. Grosjean reprend ainsi la création d'un dessinateur qui lui avait soumis son oeuvre sur Twitter. Bradley Wiggins says that the general classification contenders at the Giro d’Italia are fearful of the upcoming ascent of the Stelvio. Deux jours après cet épisode à peine croyable, le pilote français a décidé, dans un clin d'oeil sympathique, de changer sa photo de profil sur Twitter et Instagram. It won't keep him warm like that - and the flapping around may slow him down, too. BVB entlässt Favre: So reagiert das Netz auf das Aus des Dortmunder Trainers Der BVB zieht die Reißleine und entlässt Lucien Favre nach der bitteren 1:5-Niederlage im Bundesliga-Heimspiel gegen den VfB Stuttgart. Meanwhile, Almeida opens a gap on Pernsteiner, Majka, Konrad and Masnada, but it's quickly closed. We're hearing that a large group of 24 riders - including triple stage winner Filippo Ganna of Ineos Grenadiers and Sam Oomen of Sunweb - have opened up a small gap ahead of the summit of the first climb. Sunweb and Ineos have set the tempo going onto the climb and on the first slopes. Kelderman comes over 47 seconds down before Bilbao and Fuglsang crest the top about 1'40" down. Bora-Hansgrohe are also right in the mix for their man Rafal Majka while, for now, Quick-Step take a back seat. Eurosport is dé bron voor live streaming, hoogtepunten, herhalingen en commentaar: voetbal, tennis, wielrennen en meer. And now Nibali has popped! The break is closing in on Prato where we have the intermediate sprint. Such was the early shake-out on the first climb, the main pack that includes Joao Almeida and his GC rivals was only about 20 strong going over the top of the climb... No riders are thought to be affected, but the Kazakh team had a positive test returned from a staff member. Movistar also have three riders in the mix - Cataldo, Pedrero and Samitier - as they bid to fare better than they did yesterday, when they had four in the day's break, but only finished with one rider in the top 10 - a seventh for Davide Villella. “I just spoke to Tao after the finish and he said that everyone’s a bit scared for tomorrow,” Wiggins said. It's going to be fascinating to see what happens between here and the new finish today at Laghi di Cancano. We're still 44km from the summit of the climb, with the climb proper starting in 20km. Por Twitter • El 10/12/2020 a las 21:46 Davis Cup ¿Lo sabías? The others have been dropped or caught by the pack, which is 1'45" down and being driven by five riders from Sunweb. The mind games have started between Geoghegan Hart and Hindley - the latter won't work because he has Kelderman behind, whereas for the former, he's probably now thinking more about a second stage win rather than the pink jersey. The Dutchman has also not managed to zip up his jacket. Le natif de Genève y apparaît désormais avec la tenue de Superman sous sa combinaison de pilote Haas. Ineos have two riders up the road in Ganna and Swift, but it looks like they won't be out for much longer: the gap is just 1'35" now. They trail the leaders by 4'30". Hindley, I hasten to add, failed to zip up his jacket and so he's having a bit of a shocker, in all fairness. The gap for the 15 leaders is up to 2'15". The Australian is caught and passed by this fearsome trio. The tempo from Sunweb is infernal as all the break are swept up except O'Connor and Pedrero. Because it's the Stelvio today and it's such a mythical and photogenic climb, we'll be dropping in images of the legendary pass in the built up to its appearance. Things may settle now as they approach the foot of the climb and emkark on the flat-to-lumpy transition towards the foot of the next climb. Boy, are we in for an exciting final weekend's racing in this 103rd edition of the Giro d'Italia. Some of the break have been caught, in fact. Kelderman, meanwhile, is only 30 seconds back, so he's still on course for the pink jersey. The Nibali-Fuglsang-Bilbao-Novac group is 1'08" down. Finally, the day of GC reckoning is upon is. The first move from the break comes from yesterday's winner, Ben O'Connor, who kicks clear of his 14 fellow escapees. Speaking on the latest episode of The Breakaway, Bradley Wiggins revealed that he had spoken to Ineos leader Tao Geoghegan Hart after Wednesday’s Stage 17 and passed on some of the insight from the British rider. Fascinating stuff as the gaps come down. Can De Gendt double up on the Cima Coppi today? The Bilbao-Fuglsang duo is 1'30" down with Nibali another minute back and the Almeida group 3'20" down. But can Hindley have his say and upset the Ineos applecart, give Sunweb something to shout about at the end of the day after all? That's a blow for the 37-year-old Italian and his Vini Zabu-KTM team. The gap back to Bilbao is 43 seconds and to Kelderman now almost two minutes. Still no gap. This 15-man break is an interesting move and could play a role in the fight for pink behind. Riders have gone off the back, but none off the front. News from the #1 sport destination and #HomeoftheOlympics in Europe. For the second time, Wilco Kelderman has been dropped by this select group. Also dropped are Majka and Bilbao. He eventually manages to get it on - but that will put him out of the frame for the Cima Coppi I'd think... Fuglsang and Bilbao ride together 1'40" down on the three leaders, who are preparing themselves for the descent - picking up jackets for the wind chill on the descent. 299.5k Followers, 772 Following, 7,550 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Eurosport (@eurosport) There's going to be a huge mix-up in the top 10 tonight. As things stand, Almeida holds a slender 17-second lead on Wilco Kelderman, who put the pink jersey under serious pressure on that stage to Piancavallo won by Tao Geoghegan Hart. No huge change for Kelderman who stays within 41 seconds of the front trio as they continue this fast descent down towards Bormio. There's been a preliminary shake out and we have six riders now with a gap of one minute over the streamlined pack. Welcome to the Eurosport fanpage! He may regret that - it's a long descent and extremely cold. And in 2013, of course, the Stelvio was cancelled owing to poor weather. Behind, Nibali has been caught by the Almeida group. It's going to come down to the final climb - will he be cold after this descent and his absence of jacket? So, too, was Steven Kruijswijk a few years before that - and by a far larger margin - when Vincenzo Nibali fought back. And instead of doing so, he slows and pulls it off before tossing it to the side of the road. The Dutchman digs deep right to the end and crosses the line 2'18" down on his teammate Hindley, who he will lead by a slender margin going into tomorrow's stage. Bilbao is only 45 seconds behind now with Kelderman still at 1'35". What a ride that was from the Australian, who thoroughly deserves that prize. His latest dig was alongside yesterday's stage winner, Ben O'Connor of NTT Pro Cycling, the Italian Stefano Oldani (Lotto Soudal) and the Colombian Einar Rubio of Movistar. Reste maintenant à savoir si Grosjean craint la kryptonite. The highest climb in the 2020 Giro will be tackled in Thursday’s Stage 18, with big changes expected in the GC as Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Joao Almeida looks to hold on to the maglia rosa. You can watch the entire race on digital platforms for £6.99 (monthly subscription), while an annual pass is £39.99. Rohan Dennis leads his teammate out to win the intermediate sprint - and those three bonus seconds (to Hindley's one) put the British rider ahead of the Australian on GC in the virtual standings. That puts him ahead of Simon Pellaud in the breakaway classification. Meanwhile, the maglia rosa group - Almeida, Masnada, Konrad, Majka, Pernsteiner and Novac - is 4'10" down. Confirmation of today's top 10 after a stage for the ages... Bravo, Joao Almeida, who battles home 4'50" down alongside Vincenzo Nibali to concede the pink jersey after 15 days leading his maiden Grand Tour. As things stand, Kelderman is still the virtual maglia rosa. Big news coming through - there will be no place in the peloton today for the Italian veteran, who lost the blue jersey yesterday to Ruben Guerreiro. The Portuguese closed the gap with Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal), Antonio Pedrero and Sergio Samitier(both Movistar), Louis Meintjes (NTT Pro Cycling) and Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates). Włoch okazał się najszybszy w sprincie z małej grupki. He takes the maximum 18pts over the top of the Campo Carlo Magno climb ahead of Ben O'Connor, Dario Cataldo, Stephane Rossetto, Joe Dombrowski and Domen Novak. The Spaniard has ridden a super strong Giro considering he rode the Tour earlier this summer/autumn. While Joao Almeida and his Sunweb rivals Wilco Kelderman and Jai Hindley have no teammates involved, Geoghegan Hart has two Ineos teammates there in Ganna and Swift, while Domenico Pozzovivo has two NTT teammates in O'Connor and Meintjes, and Jakob Fuglsang one in Astana teammate Felline. They did a bit better over in Spain with Marc Soler winning Stage 2 of the Vuelta after a Movistar masterclass - the team's first win since early February. The pace has eased again as the riders taken on musettes and fill up the tank ahead of this key climb which is looming. Now we wait to see who's in pink tonight... Hindley still sticks in Geoghegan Hart's wheel. He's going to ship a load of time today... Oh, and now Almeida is drifting back. Eurosport ist Ihre Anlaufstelle für Sport News, Videos, Live-Kommentare und Highlights. The young Australian struggles for around 500m to put on his jacket - almost hitting the deck at one point when getting his arm stuck and veering towards the wall. Perhaps the Nibali acceleration was one of the Shark's notorious pieces of mind games? Here's our man Matt Stephens with some more info on this final climb following his recce this morning... As the road ramps up ahead of the final climb, Dennis peels off, his stupendous work for the day done. Eurosport 15/11/2020 at 13:55 | Updated 15/11/2020 at 15:53 Chloe Dygert has apologised for her conduct on social media after she reportedly liked discriminatory posts on Twitter in the summer. Please ensure you are using a recent version of Chrome or Firefox. Watch LIVE anytime, anywhere via Eurosport Player We couldn't get things going without a picture of those iconic hairpin bends, now, could we? The leaders are now onto the highest climb of this year's race - the Cat.1 Passo Stelvio (24.8km at 7.4%). It's the Sunweb team of Kelderman and Hindley who are setting the pace in the main pack with a Deceuninck Quick-Step rider infiltrating their train and riding in second wheel. Prisonnier des flammes durant 28 secondes avant de s'en extirper, Romain Grosjean avait des allures de superhéros, dimanche lors de l'impressionnant accident qu'il a eu au départ du Grand Prix de Bahreïn. Each day Eurosport.co.uk will stream uninterrupted coverage of each stage. Tao Geoghegan Hart does the right thing and let's teammate Rohan Dennis cross the summi tof the Stelvio in pole position to pick up the Cima Coppi. He has apparently been struggling with tendonitis in his knee. The Dutchman is caught and passed by Fuglsang and Bilbao - and the man in virtual pink may never don the pink jersey at all. We're onto the final climb, which is 8.7km long at 6.8%. Hindley, meanwhile, is still with the Ineos duo out ahead - despite that flapping jacket. It's worth keeping an eye on. Completing the top five, Pello Bilbao is 3'12" down for Bahrain-McLaren. Hopefully we'll get those at some point on the next climb. Suivez vos … Rebondissement de dernière minute : Pérez pourrait signer chez Red Bull en 2021, AlphaTauri met fin au suspens : Yuki Tsunoda sera bien en F1 en 2021, "Ils nous ont déçus" : nos flops de la saison 2020. On the other side, the Lakes of Cancano. It looks like it's not going to be a stage for the breakaway. After a slight downhill drop, we're now on to the second climb of the day, which is also known as the Hofmandjoch. Video: Eurosport Ulissi wygrał 13. etap Giro d'Italia Diego Ulissi (UAE-Team Emirates) odniósł triumf na 13. etapie Giro d'Italia. Will Almeida survive this relentless pace over the next hour? Watch all your favourite sports live and on demand with Eurosport Player. The 103rd edition of the Giro d'Italia is live on Eurosport, eurosport.co.uk and the Eurosport App. Sunweb have suddenly disappeared from the front which resulted in a moment of indecision and hesitation on the front. He's still the virtual maglia rosa on the road and can recoup a bit of time on the descent. They are Fabio Felline (Astana), Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis), Daniel Navarro (Israel Start-Up Nation), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal, Dario Cataldo (Movistar) and Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers). Drugie miejsce zajął lider That seems like a huge gap but there are still 130 points up for grabs today. Stage 18 is under way. The Belgian kicks clear to throw a cat among EF's pigeons. With the indefatigable O'Connor pushing on at the head of the race, the Australian's NTT teammate Domenico Pozzovivo has cracked behind! Now he's gone - the point of no return, surely. And we wait for Wilco Kelderman to see if it's him or teammate Hindley in pink tonight... Geoghegan Hart has the inside on the final bend and opens up the sprint, but the Australian comes through on the outside to take a maiden Grand Tour stage win. Well, not us, thank God, but the remaining riders in the mix for the pink jersey - plus all the rest who will have to get through today's horrific, torturous, six-hour slugfest over four almighty peaks, including the fearsome Passo dello Stelvio - the highest point in this year's Giro and the moment of truth for Joao Almeida and his Deceuninck Quick-Step teammates. What a brilliant battle this is turning out to be - and we're still a few kilometres from the snowy summit. You'd expect him to be fresher and to take the win, but you never know... Geoghegan drives the pace again as they approach the summit - and it's the British rider who takes the points over the top before entering the tunnel. The Portuguese is looking to sew up the blue jersey today - and who can blame him? They could still end up in second and third on GC tonight - but with Geoghegan Hart in pink!