Dario Cataldo comes close to Giro d'Italia stage win for Team Sky

Close second place for Dario Cataldo on stage 14 as he is passed by Enrico Bataglin in final metres

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Sky left Richie Porte at home and aimed its other stars Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome at the Tour de France, leaving the Giro d'Italia open to opportunists. Dario Cataldo tried on one of the toughest stages, attacked on the last climb to the Oropa Sanctuary and failed only metres from the line.

"It would've been big for Sky given that we are here for stage wins," the Italian told Cycling Weekly. "It's a shame, but we have to try again, from here to Trieste."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.