Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 10 | Penne – Gualdo Tadino

May 15, 08:28 PM

The Cycling Podcast comes from Umbria after stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia changed the complexion of the overall race for the pink jersey quite significantly.

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the fact that Mitchelton-Scott’s dream position has been altered by the fact that Esteban Chaves struggled on the first climb, found himself unable to follow the wheels and eventually lost 25 minutes – tumbling down from second place overall and leaving his team-mate Simon Yates as the undisputed leader of the squad for the remainder of the race.

We hear from Mitchelton-Scott’s domestique Sam Bewley, sports director Matt White and Chaves himself and get Yates’s verdict on his nickname – Sanguinaccio Volante, or the Flying Black Pudding.

The stage was won by Slovenia’s Matej Mohoric who got into the early break, only to be caught when the main peloton put the pressure on to make sure Chaves and sprinter Elia Viviani did not make contact. Mohoric attacked again in the final 40 kilometres and then outsprinted Nico Denz to add a Giro stage win to his victory at the Vuelta a Espana last year.

Im the final part we have an exclusive interview with Team Sky’s Chris Froome about his Giro so far, which has been compromised by crashes, and what he thinks he can do in the second half of the race.

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