The daunting final ascent at the Zoncolan mountain called for a young ,tough rider to step up and Lorenzo Fortunato did just that winning Stage 14. It was his first ever pro race win. The wet and cold conditions made it an especially great feat that Lorenzo achieved. Muscles tend to contract and stiffen in the calf area making your legs seem heavy. A good prep for a rider would be to work on the calf muscle either by treadmill or simply doing stairway runs but not just before the race hey.

Jan Tratnik of Bahrain Victorious gave Fortunato a good run for his money finishing second. Egan Bernal increased his overall lead at the top to a minute and 33 over Simon Yates with Damiano Caruso of Bahrain Victorious a further 18 seconds away.