Today’s stage started the fireworks for two epic closing stages at the Giro d’Italia U23. The bunch started in Barzio and after 116 km the stage finished atop of the Montespluga, a hors category climb. The stage was off to a fast start, with a group of 12 riders going up the road and forming the breakaway of the day.

The peloton allowed that leading group almost four minutes at the foot of the final climb, but things started to speed up and the gap quickly went down. The main pack was losing riders as the kilometers went by, with our Harrison Wood trying to hold on as much as possible as he keeps on developing as a potential GC talent.

Tomorrow the Giro d’Italia U23 finishes on a bang, with four categorized climb, including the mythical and infamous Mortirolo.

Harrison Wood, on a learning curve here at the Giro d’Italia U23:
“It was a hard day again, I don’t feel too fresh after two days of working in the front, and overall the race has been full gas for the last four days, but yesterday’s win makes it all worth. However, it was a good learning day for me trying to do a GC type of ride, which will only help ahead of next year’s racing scheduele. I’m still not feeling at 100% because of the allergies, but I’m taking that opportunity to really focus on the nutrition to recover well. Tomorrow will be another hard day, but I’m really looking forward to it”