Monday, May 23, 2016

Giro report 3

And suddenly that was it.  On stage 14, the "queen stage" with the most challenging climbs of the whole tour, and the non-climbing racers dropping back precipitously, it looked like a Ryder Hesjedal hill and a Ryder Hesjedal day. Particularly when favourites like Nibali and Valverde were having less than stellar days.

Instead Hesjedal withdrew, plagued with illness.  If you have watched grand tour cyclists go downhill, you will know why dizziness and balance problems would be disqualifying.

The race is just starting to get interesting, but who to cheer for.  Maybe Darwin Atapuma, latest prodigy Colombian?

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