One rider we've not mentioned so far today, should it indeed come down to a sprint is Italian Elia Viviani. Fresh from two wins in Turkey and another win earlier in the season at Settimana Coppi e Bartal, the Cannodale rider spoke to Cyclingnews ahead of today's stage.
“The eight days of racing in Turkey gave me the jump in quality in my condition that I needed before a big tour, and winning the two stages there has definitely given me a bit more belief in that condition too,” Viviani told Cyclingnews.
“Last year, I rode well at the Giro but I didn’t come away with a win. But back then, I wasn’t coming into the race with a pair of important wins beforehand. Those two wins in Turkey mean that my head is in a different place to last year for the first sprints of the Giro.”
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