Emanuele Sella (CSF Group Navigare) made it two solo victories in a row on Sunday in stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia. The Italian faced no less than six major mountain climbs including Pordoi, San Pellegrino, San Tommaso di Agordino, Giau, Falzarego and the finish up Fedaia and surprised himself with a second Giro stage win in as many days.
"The intention was to take as many heads as possible in the first two climbs," said Sella after the finish. "Then at Giau, my legs started to turn like yesterday. I still had a margin on the chase group and so I tried to go for it."
"I haven't yet taken account of how well I went today," said Sella. "Yesterday, I was euphoric after my Giro win, which I had chased for four years without success. Today, was different. It will take some time alone to understand."
His efforts were rewarded not only with the stage win, but also with a heap of mountain classification points. He now leads with 117 points - a huge margin considering second placed Vasili Kiryienka (Tinkoff Credit Systems) has just 28 points. He sits in 10th overall on the GC after stage 15, 4'41" down on maglia rosa Alberto Contador (Astana).