It was a great day for Spain at the Giro d'Italia as Movistar's Beñat Intxausti took a fine solo win at the summit of Campitello Matese, finishing a few seconds ahead of compatriot Mikel Landa (Astana) as Alberto Contador managed to retain his grip on the maglia rosa.
The Spanish race leader responded to a series of attacks by Astana's Fabio Aru and Sky's Richie Porte in the closing kilometres and finished in a small group with both of his main rivals.
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