Giro d'Italia: Kruijswijk animates on the road to Campitello Matese

The first summit finish of the Giro d'Italia witnessed a hungry Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) as he attacked his breakaway companions on the ascent to Campitello Matese, sensing the stage victory was waiting for him at the top of the 13km climb. Kruijswijk, who won the Arctic Race of Norway last year, was riding solo to victory until the final two kilomtres as he was reined in by Sébastien Reichenbach (IAM Cycling) and eventual stage winner Beñat Intxausti (Movistar) as the Dutchman begun to pay for his efforts and eventually crossed the line in 25th place, 2:03 minutes later.

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