Stage 5: Cosenza to Matera, 203km, flat
The GC boys and overall leader Luca Paolini should be able to enjoy a fairly quiet day after the excitement of the last two days. as the sprinters will be back in business on this flat stage which goes up the Ionian coast. (Watch out for possible crosswinds again). It won’t be an easy finish, though. There’s a short, sharp kick-up in the form of the cat 4 Montescaglioso 20km out. Then after a short descent an uphill run into Matera will drain the legs of the speed demons vying for the stage win. Continue reading
Stage 4: Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno, 246km
Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox) burst from the pack to take his maiden Giro victory ahead of Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela) and Giovanni Visconti (Movistar). Continue reading
Oh it’s been a great opening weekend at the Giro d’Italia! Lots of tweets, handpicked and collated just for YOU!
That Boy Phinney has come into this year’s Giro just as he did last year – with a cheeky grin and an effervescent spirit for everything this fabulous grand tour has to offer.