On the heaviest climb of Europe, the Zoncolan, everyone dropped, one after another. Ivan Basso has decided the rhythm in front of the race: his head facing the street, his eyes deciding to return the Terrible of the cycling sport. The spectacle that has been shown in the 15th stage, the Mestre-Monte Zoncolan, is assigned to stay in history of the pink tour. At the finish the direct competitors have been put behind with several minutes: Evans 1'19'', Scarponi 1'30'', Cunego 1'58'', Vinokourov 2'26'', Sastre 2'44'' and the pink shirt Arroyo 3'50''. Basso is rising to a third position in the general classification, 3'33'' behind the Spanish cyclist of Caisse d‚Epargne. „Today is a fantastic day ˆ states Ivan ˆ the most beautiful since my return in the group. I knew that the condition would be better and today I have started to pick the fruits of all the hard work. The Zoncolan is a terrible climb, to be confronted with madness and determination, two characteristics that have never been separate. A special thanks to my companions: today they have been magnificent, they have worked hard and that I am integrated in the group is due to them as well. Now I want to celebrate this beautiful delight on the rest day tomorrow: the battle of the pink shirt has never been more open.