Rein Taaramäe showed his specialty again this Saturday by battling for the stage win on a mountain top finish at the end of a long breakaway. The double Vuelta stage winner fought on the Alto de la Colladona, the first of six climbs of the day, to join a leading group of ten riders in this eight stage leading towards the unprecedented Colláu Fancuaya.
Taaramäe was accompanied by other strong climbers and contributed to keep the advantage on the peloton above four minutes for most of the stage. The leading group eventually started the final climb Colláu Fancuaya (10 km at 8%) with a three minute gap. The Estonian climber managed his effort in pursuit behind Jay Vine, the stage winner on Pico Jano. Taaramäe finished third on the top and repeats his performance on the Etna in the latest Giro.