Italian registered Pro Continental Team Selle Italia-Colombia saw today's tenth stage of the Giro d'Italia as another chance to launch an escape. This time, it was Rafaele Illiano's turn, who went clear 113 kilometres into the 201,6 km stage and stayed away until roughly 30 kilometres to go. And while the breakaway proved fruitless, it was a valuable hour and a half in front of television cameras for the team.
Said directtore sportivo Gianni Savio about the team's strategy: "We are always ready to attack. Today, we decided to do it again because the stage finished in the area of our co-sponsor, Selle Italia (Rossano Veneto). Unfortunately, against the teams of the velocisti (sprinters), we weren't able to take the stage, but we will keep trying in the next few days."