Cunego’s illusion fades on road to Cervinia

Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) briefly threatened to open up the fight for the pink jersey on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia when he jumped clear of the group of favourites on the Col de Joux with 48km still to race, but his effort petered out on the final climb to Cervinia. While he ultimately conceded a minute to the main overall contenders, his teammate Michele Scarponi was at the heart of the tense, tactical battle in the finale.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.