Eddie Dunbar moves up to 4th overall at Giro d'Italia: "We’re taking it day by day"

Eddie Dunbar put in yet another stellar performance at Val di Zoldo, finishing in 10th on the day and fourth among the GC competitors, just 36 seconds shy away off the Maglia Rosa group. This result sees the 26-year old Irish climber move up to 4th spot in general classification as well, as Giro d'Italia is quickly approaching it's final in Rome.

In official press release, Dunbar begins by applaud him teammate Filippo Zana, who took the victory in stage 18. “I said to Brent last night ‘I think Filippo will win tomorrow!’. I’m super happy for him. What a day, to win in the national champion’s jersey at the Giro d’Italia. It’s incredible."

"I’ve moved up to fourth on GC too. When Roglic attacked I just went at my own pace, and I knew Almeida was coming across. When they caught me I just sat on them as much as I could. There was a moment on the descent where we misjudged it a bit," Dunbar recalls the moment, where Jay Vine ended in the ditch, while the Irish cyclist had to squeeze his breaks a lot to not follow the Australian.

"We’re taking it day by day, these victories don’t come around all that often and I think this victory is just a credit to everyone on the team today. Chapeau!” Dunbar concludes.

With just three stages remaining, Eddie Dunbar is currently 4th in the GC, 3:39 behind Geraint Thomas and exactly three minutes short of podium. So while podium in Rome seems to be a distant dream to Dunbar, he'll need to stay sharp as the likes of Caruso or Kämna are waiting for their opportunity to move up.

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