Well written story about Astana after today's stage here: https://bici.pro/news/professionisti/etna-giro-astana-crolla-come-castello-carte/
I suggest reading it all, what happened with Lopez, and Vino's reaction.
Some excerpts about our man.
"From Vincenzo - says Martinelli - I expected to defend like he did. If there had been one minute less, it would have been much better, but certain things cannot be changed overnight. All the best riders remained in front of him, so...
He said that it took just one moment from feeling good to getting dropped. He held on. Maybe if he had been able to stay with them until later, then he would have been on their wheel. But we knew we had come to the Giro with a leader who was Lopez, so we didn't improvise."
"I want Vincenzo to do this - says Martinelli - to try. He held his own today. He did well, but not great. This is my Vincenzo, understand? I have never thought about GC. Then maybe today you'll think about it, because you're racing at home, you're on Etna, you can't be in a gruppetto. But rather than arriving 11th or 13th in Verona, I'd rather win a stage. That's what I want, what I would like. He's still too close to enter the breakaways, but he's used to racing, I don't have to explain too many things to him."