After two, let’s be honest, fairly tedious sprint stages, the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia saw the race hit the Alps for the first time with a summit finish to Oropa.

As a number of sprinters abandoned the race, this stage looked set to the be the first showdown for the GC contenders since the time trial on Tuesday.

After winning on stage nine’s summit finish to Blockhaus, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was the favourite coming into the stage, and would be looking to gain time on the pink jersey of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb).

>>> Five talking points from stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia

Other possible stage winners included Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) who looked good on the stage to Blockhaus, and home favourite Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

Catch-up with the highlights here, or read the full report from the stage.

The Giro d’Italia continues on Sunday with a 199km stage starting in Valdengo and finishing in Bergamo.