Stage 2 | Olbia to Tortolì | Giro d'Italia 2017

May 06, 2017, 07:55 PM

The Giro d’Italia’s second stage in Sardinia saw German champion Andre Greipel win the sprint finish, as Caleb Ewan pulled his foot out of the pedal at a crucial moment.

The headwind made it a long, relatively slow day in the saddle but the drama at the end made up for it. Russia’s overall contender Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha lost crucial seconds after a puncture, although his team-mates initially looked to have done a fantastic job to bring him back into contention.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the racing and hear from Caleb Ewan and Matt White of Orica-Scott about his moment of misfortunate, from Greipel’s Lotto-Soudal team-mate Adam Hansen and from third-placed Jasper Stuyven.

There’s also the return of The Shark’s Tale by public demand and an interview with Giro director Mauro Vegni about the highlights on the menu over the next three weeks.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.