Just how hard was the Mortirolo? Giro riders have their say

The descent played as much havoc as the climb itself, say riders

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Rain and cold, and a famously brutal climb – just how hard was the Mortirolo at the end of stage 16? Riders, now dry and warm, have their say.

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) won the stage from an escape and Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) added to his lead marking the attacks of Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida). Others just suffered.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1