Even though your favourite rider probably didn’t win, and you probably had something to say about the crowds in Israel, and you didn’t understand why the peloton chased every break, the Giro d’Italia was still pretty great. Looking past the obvious, here are five great moments that had absolutely no impact on the race.
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At what point in this year’s Giro d’Italia did Tom Dumoulin become the favourite? He certainly looked a threat on Blockhaus, catching and passing Vincenzo Nibali before piling forty seconds into the reigning champion. He immediately looked every bit as strong a climber as his compatriots Bauke Mollema and Steven Kruijswijk (the latter having a
Here’s my list – in reverse order – of the top 20 performances from this year’s Giro d’Italia. Whilst the riders from the top of the GC feature throughout, they won’t necessarily be ranked by their finishing position. My list picks out overachievers, eye-catchers and surprise packages, as well this year’s heroic support riders.
There were plenty of big rides at this year’s Giro d’Italia as the race lived up to its billing as one of the best races on the calendar. There were eight Maglia Rosa wearers, seven bunch sprints, six days of Dumoulin, five summit finishes, four German winners, three near-misses for Kruijswijk, two more wins for
Steven Kruijswijk’s series of good days – really good days – have left him three minutes clear at the top of the GC. His climbing has been superb and he has tackled each of Italy’s obstacles with a calmness and ease. It’s difficult to imagine him cracking and he has refused to be shaken under
What a difference a day can make in the Giro d’Italia, let alone seven. This time last week we were singing the praises of Tom Dumoulin but a handful of climbs, saddle sores and two race leaders later, the Dutchman has left the race. Then there was Mikel Landa who, in the turn of a