It was the Queen stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia – 210km, 5 mountain passes and a nasty kick at the finish. We had Movistar meltdowns, a Shark with a damp squib, Dutch derring-do and a little kangaroo that could. Orica-GreenEDGE’s Esteban Chaves nipped out from behind Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Georg Preidler (Giant-Alpecin) to take the stage win with long-suffering breakaway rider Darwin Atapuma (BMC) fading in the last 100m. Kruijswijk slips the maglia rosa over his unfeasibly wide shoulders. Continue reading
Race of truth day at California; team variety for the women and solo efforts for the men. No one had TT bikes so it was road bikes and tri-bars galore. It was windy around the Johnny Cash homeland at Folsom, but that didn’t stop the fast times rolling. Lets get right down among the disc wheels.
Feeling the pace as the Grand Tour reaches week 2? We’ve gathered all the highlights from Stages 8 to 13 of Giro 2016 in one easy place. You’re welcome Continue reading