Philip Deignan impressive in Giro stage Colombians dominate

26-year-old Julian Arredondo wins stage 18 of 2014 Giro d'Italia ahead of compatriot Fabio Duarte

Phillip Deigan chases De Gendt on stage eighteen of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

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Trek's Julian Arredondo celebrated a solo victory atop Valsugana at the Giro d’Italia in what was a day for Colombian riders with Fabio Duarte finishing second and Nairo Quintana holding onto the maglia rosa.

Sky’s Philip Deignan showed an exceptional zeal placing third on the summit finish - 37 seconds behind winner Arredondo who marked his maiden Grand Tour stage victory in the blue jersey of the mountain classification leader.

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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.