Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 9 | Pesco Sannita – Gran Sasso d’Italia

May 13, 2018, 09:59 PM

This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the finish line at Gran Sasso d’Italia, where stage nine of the race finished.

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe capture the atmosphere on the mountain and speak to the riders as they cross the line before reconvening in a pizzeria to discuss the movers and shakers.

Simon Yates and Esteban Chaves now lie first and second overall and we ask if the other teams have the strength in numbers to unseat them.

We also assess the performance of the other general classification contenders and ask if Chris Froome is now out of the reckoning after he slipped to 11th.

Plus there’s a chat with the first Pédaleur de Charme prize winner of this Giro, Jack Haig, and discuss the local speciality, mozzarella cheese.

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