Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 11 | Assisi – Osimo

May 16, 08:46 PM

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe shelter from a heavy rain storm in Osimo to discuss the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia.

In a packed episode, we hear from Matt White, Simon Yates’s sports director after the British rider won his second stage and extended his lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin. We also hear from the Dutchman and his coach, plus Belgian Tim Wellens, who looked good for the stage victory until Yates blasted past him about 1,300 metres from the line. Finally we hear from Sky’s sports director Nicolas Portal about another bad day for Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana champion Chris Froome.

In the second part, Lionel and Daniel take a detour to Filottrano, home town of Michele Scarponi, who was killed in a collision with a vehicle while training shortly before last year’s Giro.

Finally we discuss how the race is looking at the halfway mark and hear from Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, who is lying third overall, about his chances.

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