'We need to look at how to beat Carapaz... it won't be easy,' says Vincenzo Nibali

The double Giro winner is facing a huge task in toppling Movistar

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Vincenzo Nibali attacked on the rain soaked Mortirolo climb to move into second overall but says that it is going to be difficult to dislodge Movistar's Richard Carapaz in the Giro d'Italia lead.

Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) gained 1-22 minutes on his rival Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) to move up from third to second overall when he went free in a move with Carapaz.

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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.