Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 7 | Pizzo – Praia a Mare

May 11, 2018, 07:49 PM

It may have been a fairly routine stage of the Giro d’Italia but it’s a jam-packed episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Giro d’Italia.

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe begin the episode by looking back at last night’s transfer from Sicily to the mainland and how it affected the riders.

Then they recap the stage, won by Ireland’s Sam Bennett ahead of Elia Viviani. We hear from Bennett’s Bora-Hansgrohe sports director Christian Poemer and Bennett’s friend and compatriot Nicolas Roche.

We also hear from Dimension Data’s young Australian rider Ben O’Connor after his impressive ride on Mount Etna, plus we reveal what links the Calabrese mafia, the stage start town of Pizzo and Groupama-FDJ’s Swiss rider Steve Morabito.

Plus there’s an appearance by La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Ciro Scognamiglio and the second part of our conversation with Dave Brailsford about the latest concerning Chris Froome’s salbutamol case.

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