Dario Cataldo (Astana Pro Team) won Stage 15 of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, 232km from Ivrea to Como. Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) finished second and third, respectively.
Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) retains the Maglia Rosa and increases his lead over Primoz Roglic.
1 – Dario Cataldo (Astana Pro Team) – 232km in 5h48’15”, average speed 39.971km/h
2 – Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) s.t.
3 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) at 11?
Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team)
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Giulio Ciccone (Trek – Segafredo)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS)
1 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team)
2 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) at 47?
3 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 1’47”
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Dario Cataldo said: “I wasn’t even thinking of breaking away after I suffered so much these past two days. But as the race began, my legs felt ok. I just followed Cattaneo’s attack. Then I was confident in myself. To win a stage at the Giro d’Italia is amazing. It’s something I’ve been dreaming of all my life.”
The race leader Richard Carapaz said: “We knew it would be a nervous finale with a dangerous downhill so I paid attention to Vincenzo Nibali’s moves and it went well at the end. A rest day is now well deserved for my team and myself before the hard stages that are yet to come.”