Sunday, May 24, 2015

Giro Stage 14: Slipping Around

For many on the course up to Valdobbiadone, slipping around had more to do with the wet roads and the notoriously unstable time trial machines.  While I didn't see any riders actually hit the tarmac, many slid on the corners, particularly those with painted road markings.  For Steve Kruijswijk (LottoNL Jumbo), the slipping around is in reference to his slipping around his 'two minute man' (the rider who left the start gate two minutes ahead of him).  Kruijswijk has been showing himself in most every break away that has succeed to the line ahead of the peloton, sadly he has twice finished second on those stages.  Today, he was not to win, again.  But his ride certainly help to move him up the GC and to solidify his reputation as a strong man of the peloton.  I was unable to get the name of the rider from Tinkoff Saxo who fell to the faster Dutchman.

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