Giro d’Italia 2014: stage nine – five observations

Orica-GreenEDGE success continues but Michele Scarponi's challenge ends

Orica-GreenEDGE have enjoyed a supreme season to date, and it continues to go from strength-to-strength for the Australian team.

Pieter Weening’s stage nine victory at the Giro d’Italia was the latest in a line of victories which started on the very first day of the season with Simon Gerrans at the Tour Down Under.

Orica-GreenEDGE have enjoyed a superb Giro d’Italia to date (Pic: Sirotti)

And the Australian team are not the only ones from Down Under celebrating, as Cadel Evans ensured he will spend the second rest day of this year’s race as overall leader. The Aussie veteran looks in good shape, fully justifying his tag as among the pre-race favourites.

But what else did stage nine teach us? Read our five observations over the following pages.

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