Bassano del Grappa to Cima Grappa, 26.8km
Stage winner: Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
So close now! It’s like when you’re almost finished reading a book. Read so many pages and then the final couple seem the longest! Caught myself missing all the small ordinary day to day stuff. Can’t wait to get home and go to the supermarket… do something plain, a little boring. Just because I can and have the time. Get up and walk my girlfriend to uni then just doss around town. No pinning on numbers (the effort of that now!) and yet give it a couple of days and I will miss the race! You always miss the stuff you suddenly don’t have. I think that the relief, satisfaction and exhaustion I will feel after this will be sweeter than I’ve ever experienced! Have to be careful though. Still 2 days left. Touch wood all goes well!