Giro d'Italia, Tour Of California & Rad Race Fixed42 | The Cycling Race News Show

Published on May 14th 2018


This week on the Cycling Race News Show our focus is on the Giro d’Italia, which is now on it’s second rest day. We also cover the opening stage in the Tour of California and we take a look at the Rad Race Fixed42 in Berlin. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! The main story of the week at the Giro has been the rise of Mitchelton Scott, and the fall, quite literally, of Chris Froome. The Australian team have not put a single foot wrong, whilst Froome seemingly hasn’t been able to put a single foot right. On stage 6 to Mount Etna, a group of 28 riders disappeared up the road, and somehow Esteban Chaves managed to sneak in - a man who, let’s not forget, finished runner up at this race two years ago. He managed to cling on to win the stage, just ahead of his teammate Simon Yates, who’d come across at warp speed from the group of favourites that he’d just dropped like stones. A stage win for Chaves, the pink jersey for Yates, it doesn’t get much better than that. Froome lost a big chunk of time on the climb to Gran Sasso d’Italia. Dropped inside the last the last couple of kilometres, he struggled to even keep up with his teammates who shepherded him to the line, conceding over a minute to the stage winner. And that stage winner was Simon Yates, taking 10 seconds bonus in the process. This meant that the Brit took a 32s advantage into the second rest day, and advantage which he holds over his teammate Esteban Chaves, with last year’s winner Tom Dumoulin 3rd at 38s. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Ask the Pros: Breakfast 📹 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Music: Jack Elphick - Head Nod Supreme 2