Sunday, May 17, 2015

Giro Stage 9: Chasing Group

While watching the television coverage, the second group on the road (assuming it isn't the peloton) is always referred to as the "chasing group".  Although, I am not so sure this group is doing any serious chasing at this point.  Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale Garmin) is policing the break away making sure none of the group mounts a concerted chase after his teammate, Tom Jelte Slagter, who is on the ride of his life a minute and a half up the road.  Some of the others in the break include two men who road in the break yesterday, Carlos Betancur (AG2R) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL Jumbo).  That pair was joined in the futile effort by Amael Moinard (BMC) and Simon Geschke (Giant Alpecin).  I am struck by how frequently I see Hesjedal adjusting his jersey.  Is he just too tall to get a good fit?  He seems to always be pulling the waist band back down.

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