Maniago - Monte Zoncolan 167 km
Maybe the most feared climb in professional cycling? Quintana looks safe in first but everything else is up for grabs.
Amy's wine tip for the day: Skerk Vitovska
Another unusual grape today. Elaine has a lot to say about it here. Plus, a great drawing.
Also Jon Bonné of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a great piece on the top producers in Carso, read it here.
Skerk's property is only 500m from the border of Slovenia in the Carso appellation of Fruili in the far North Eastern corner of Italy. The wine has a light straw-like color with tastes of apricot, salt and orange rind. The producer says that it is often used as an appetizer.
Il Big del Giorno: Nairo Quintana
This is the stage he has talked about wanting to win since before the Giro started. I dunno how they say "No gifts" in Colombia but I think everyone will get the point by the way he rides today.
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