@petosagan and @vincenzonibali shone in a legendary stage. Many of you enjoyed it, but it was too much. We lost the right balance. #TirrenoAnyway, here's a video shot by those closest to the action - the fans - and it sums up what a brutal, brutal day it was in Italy...Enjoy.
— Michele Acquarone (@micacquarone) March 11, 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Film Thursday: Climbing In Tirreno-Adriatico
Much has been made of the gruelling stage 6 of this years Tirreno-Adriatico in which riders tackled a 210km 'rolling' course in heavy rain. Rolling was a little underestimation, it really was a leg-breaking stage with repeat climbs of 30% gradient and I'm not sure even the riders quite knew what was coming. The stage prompted comments from many riders suggesting it was too difficult though others put this down to the rain making the climbs slippy, others said it was the hardest day of riding they had ever encountered in a stage race and even race organiser Michele Aquarone tweeted an apology afterwards simply saying: