Thursday, May 28, 2015

Giro Stage 17: Just a Tap

Today's early break was most certainly doomed to fail.  The 98th Giro d'Italia has offered very few opportunities for the true sprinters to shine, even with the uncategorized climbs at the end of the stage, today was one of those for the fast men of the peloton.  Never the less, nothing ventured, nothing gained.  The trio of Marco Bardiera (Androni Giocattoli), Giacomo Berlato (Nippo Vini Fantini) and Lijo Keisse (Etixx Quickstep) were working well together pushing their advantage out to around two minutes over the peloton.  Bardiera is reaching out to tap Berlato, moving the Nippo Vini Fantini rider into the pace line ahead of him, rather than letting him drop to the back of the trio.  It wasn't that Bardiera didn't want to do his share, instead, he was waiting of his team car to pull up along side for a wee chat.

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