Jan Hirt claimed the KOM on the notorious climb from the breakaway. It can’t have come as much of a surprise to Gianni Moscon when he checked his email inbox last night and saw the dreaded ‘Uh oh!’ message lingering. The Italian had set a pretty imperious time in training up the Passo del Mortirolo of 48-40, in a ride that finished with an ascent of the Stelvio Pass as well.
Glutton for punishment much? The 11.4km, average 11 per cent gradient segment of the Mortirolo on Strava has over 14,000 riders’ times on it, but it’s inclusion in the Giro d’Italia this year on stage 16 saw an entirely new top-nine form (with Moscon in 10th), and a new KOM set.