Sport Director Dario Cioni revealed more about the team's plans for Stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia, which saw Mikel Landa and Phil Deignan up the road for long sections of the day.
Deignan then played a key role supporting Geraint Thomas in the closing stages as he battled bravely to maintain his overall position on the General Classification.
Phillip rode really well today. It was a big group so it was good to have two guys up the road.
“And we also had Phillip too, who rode really well today. It was a big group so it was good to have two guys up the road.
“And if the break didn’t work we had some support ahead going into the final stages, which is what ended up happening in the closing stages".