Stage 11 of this year’s Giro d’Italia might not have been the mudfest of 2010’s strade bianche stage, but the drama did not disappoint. Mauro Schmid of Qhubeka Assos took his first professional win in a lung-busting sprint to the line with fellow breaker Alessandro Covi (UAE), three minutes ahead of the GC. But it was race leader Egan Bernal who put the fire in the race as he showed his ruthless side, putting the screws to all his rivals and some clear space between himself and Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) who now sits in second at 45sec. Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) is in 3rd at 1.12. The top 10 got quite the shuffling, with Emanuel Buchmann (Bora) coming out of the stage the best, by jumping from 15th to 6th.
The Twitterstream is teeming – TEEMING, I say – with controversy, laughs, gifs of distinction, and good-natured teasing. Why? Because the 2021 cycling season is ON! And kickin’ up the dust.
We’re back!!!! There has been real actual racing and Kathi, Luke, Euan and special guest Lukas Knöfler gather round the table and chew over the resumption of the season.
We talk about:
- Just how good is Annemiek van Vleuten?
- Just how damn hot is Wout Van Aert?
- Just how rubbish have Team Ineos got?
- Just how good have Jumbo Visma got?
We look at the Italian classics and the Dauphine. We salute the new riders coming up and mark the changing of the guard. Plus, we take a look ahead to the Tour De France and the Giro Rosa. Fans of True Crime podcasts will also get under the skin of the happenings in downtown Durango, Colorado.