150km in three hours: Strava stats give an insight into a blisteringly fast Giro d'Italia stage

Riders average more than 50kmh during first three hours on stage 15

Stage 15 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia was one of the fastest of the race so far

(Image credit: Strava/Sunada)

If you only tuned in for the last half hour of stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia, then you probably missed the best of the action with an astonishingly quick start to the stage as a break struggled to get away.

While Bob Jungels won the stage, for many teams the big fight was to get into the day's early break, with a glimpse at their Strava stats showing just how hard that was.

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