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:
Anyway, 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.


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