Stage 10 | Foligno to Montefalco | Giro d’Italia 2017
The time trial in Montefalco turned the Giro d’Italia on its head again and left the race beautifully balanced between the climbers and the time triallists.
As expected, Tom Dumoulin won the stage, and took the pink jersey, but it was the margin of his win over Nairo Quintana that suggests this Giro will be alive until deep into the mountains next week.
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the movers and shakers in the time trial and Geraint Thomas’s recovery from Sunday’s crash to finish second behind Dumoulin.
We also hear from Dutch journalist Hans Ruggenberg of De Telegraaf about Dumoulin, third-placed Bauke Mollema and Steven Kruijswijk, who is tenth overall.
As well as the racing, we find out about the Giro’s new trend for holding time trials in wine-producing regions from Italian journalist Pier Bergonzi and Daniel explores the effects of the recent earthquakes on central Italy and the region’s recovery from the devastation.
The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.