Giro d'Italia continues to be an aggressive race

Machado chase, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage 16

The Giro d'Italia's fireworks continue without a break for the riders to catch their breath. Stage 16 to Ivrea, in the country's northwest, blew up on a small climb outside of town.

"That's the problem in this Giro, there's never a calm moment," Astana's team manager, Giuseppe Martinelli told Cycling Weekly. "Today, we thought the escape was gone, but then RadioShack and Katusha pulled it back and it all blew to bits."

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