This is the proper way to hold a box of delicious Italian pastries. Make sure the box is balanced and you have a free hand to give to other riders.
Don’t go for the whole tray of treats while riding at full speed as this rider shows. Dumping a whole tray of tasty delicacies to the road just because he was too hungry. Sure he rides for a French team, but this is an Italian rider and should know better.
Today’s Giro stage saw Taylor Phinney lose the Maglia Rosa. Taylor fought valiantly with an injured ankle and that won him lots of fans in Italy. The BMC team was trying desperately to keep Tyler in the lead and took this turn a bit too fast, but Phinney was able to save it and keep going while picking up some grass in the rear derailleur.
The Farnese Vini video editors must have retina burn from the kits. Plus they get to use every possible filter when showing footage of the riders. Farnese have big aspirations for the Giro with Oscar Gatto and Fillipo Pozzato. So far the full hi-viz kits have been getting attention.
The story of the day is the crazy sprinting of Roberto Ferrari who stated that he is not concerned about what happens behind him. Ferrari’s move effectively cutoff Mark Cavendish and caused some severe pain to Maglia Rosa wearer Taylor Phinney.
No, Roberto Ferrari did not win, but this must have been the visual that Ferrari had in mind as he radically switched lanes to follow Farrar’s wheel and cutdown Cavendish.
Frank tries not to sound too half-hearted about going to the Giro. This is downright depressing. A pro cyclist has to ride an awesome Grand Tour. Try not to be too sad for Schleck.
I don’t quite understand the attitude. Sure, he is probably not in top form, and there are rumors of political infighting between the Leopard faction and Bruyneel. But the Giro is a route that fits Schleck very well with lots of climbing. The other major contenders at the Giro are not great at time trials so Frank has a very legitimate chance at an overall win.