Saturday, May 13, 2017

Giro, Stage 8: Up from the Sea

Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) went off on a long break, jumping free of the others on the way up the Monte Sant Angelo.  While he was picking up King of the Mountian points, I suspect that his main goal was a stage win.  Astana started this Giro with one less rider.  They did it leaving no one wearing the bib number of team leader, a number that would have been worn by Michele Scarponi.  Scarponi had been killed by a motorist while out on a training ride just after the Tour of the Alps.  The opening stage started with a moment of silence for Scarponi and then Astana rolling out ahead of the rest of the peloton.

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