Contrasting outcomes for Pozzovivo and Fuglsang after Giro d'Italia mechanicals

TORTORETO ITALY OCTOBER 13 Domenico Pozzovivo of Italy and NTT Pro Cycling Team James Knox of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Joao Almeida of Portugal and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Pink Leader Jersey during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 10 a 177km stage from Lanciano to Tortoreto girodiitalia Giro on October 13 2020 in Tortoreto Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Domenico Pozzovivo (NTT Pro Cycling) in the lead group on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

What was expected to be a breakaway-focussed day at the Giro d'Italia served up more drama in the general classification on the hills around Tortoreto on stage 10.

The puncheur-friendly stage saw NTT Pro Cycling's Domenico Pozzovivo, fourth on GC, and Astana's Jakob Fuglsang, sixth on GC to start the day, both fall victim to mechanical problems as the favourites tackled a series of steep, short climbs in the final 40 kilometres of a tough day out.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix