The Giro’s back on Italian roads and the peloton has given us a week full of roller-coaster emotion. The GC was shaken. The pink jersey has changed shoulders to a man with a fierce will to win and the legs to do so. The Little Kangaroo made everyone smile and then cry, and for some hopeful contenders it’s been a tricky few stages. Yep, the Giro is not the Tour and we’re most definitely not in Kansas any more Toto. We recap from Stages 4 to 9. Continue reading

Giro 2018 Stage 9: Yates takes the stage and grows more majestic in pink

It was the third summit finish in this year’s Giro – and it’s only the end of week one! While I was worried the GC battle would be a damp squib like yesterday, with that infuriating watching-and-waiting tactic that seems to be so popular these days, I needn’t have been. It was a battle royale on the final few kilometres of the stage, one that Simon Yates played to perfection, taking the stage in a gruelling sprint for the line with Thibaut Pinot and Esteban Chaves coming second and third on the stage. While the British rider tightened his grip on pink, the rest of GC were a bit shaken up … ah huh huh …

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