Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 6 | Caltanissetta – Etna

May 10, 08:30 PM

This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the queue to board the ferry from Messina in Sicily to the mainland – just as they did at a similar stage of the race last year.

They reflect on a thrilling finish at Mount Etna, where the Australian Mitchelton-Scott team pulled off a stunning double by winning the stage and taking the pink jersey.

Colombian rider Esteban Chaves won the stage, having been part of a large break packed with big-name riders. Just behind him, his team-mate Simon Yates jumped away from the group of favourites, closed the gap to Chaves and took the race lead from BMC Racing’s Rohan Dennis.

The episode begins at the beginning with LottoNL-Jumbo rider George Bennett and Thibaut Pinot’s coach and brother Julien looking ahead to the climb of Etna.

At the finish we hear from Mitchelton-Scott boss Matt White about their double success and defending champion Tom Dumoulin about how he fared in the race’s first big test.

Plus we discuss the winners and losers on Etna.

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