Stage 16 | Bressanone to Andalo | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 24, 2016, 07:56 PM
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In Tuesday's Cycling Podcast from stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia to Andalo, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe pick apart a scintillating day of racing, culminating in Alejandro Valverde's victory over race leader Steven Kruijswijk.

Short, mountainous & coming after a rest-day, today's 132km stage into the Dolomiti di Brenta was always likely to be aggressively raced. So it proved, as a flurry of attacks at the top of the Passo della Mendola unhinged Esteban Chaves & looked set to presage further moves on the climb to Fai della Paganella. They duly arrived, with Ilnur Zakarin, Valverde & Kruijswijk finally pulling away to contest the stage victory in a sprint, Chaves recovering, & Vincenzo Nibali losing more time.

We hear from Chaves, his directeur sportif Matt White, Nibali's coach Paolo Slongo, Zakarin's team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov, one of Kruijswijk's keen lieutenants Jos Van Emden, & our resident Italian national treasure, Ciro Scognamiglio.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport & Eurosport.