Special day for Parra

For dual Dolomite stage winner Ivan Parra (Colombia-Selle Italia), the weekend's successes were more than a dream come true. Cyclingnews' John Trevorrow spoke to Parra at the team hotel in the evening after his stage win, where he was relaxing with his teammates.

"Today was a very, very special day," he said. "I hoped to win one stage in the Giro, but to win two is beyond what I could dream. It is the best day of my life. Now that I have two victories, it's incredible for me. I hope in future I can have other victories in grand tours."

Do you think you could win one more in this Giro? "I think it would be very difficult. Two victories is complete for me. I don't really hope for more. I'd like to arrive in Milan in good condition, no crashes, no problems, nothing wrong with my legs."

You have a few Aussie teammates - have you thought about coming to Australia later this year? "Maybe, why not? It's a good opportunity to come to Australia. I don't have any other races in October [referring to the Sun Tour]. I'd like to come to Australia, I hear it's very good."

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