We are at the home stretch at the Giro, stage 17 takes us to Northern Italy with the course at 193km from Canazei to Sega Di Ala. My lights went on when i saw the slight descent at the start which finishes at Sveseri. I reckoned the rider to win would at least be in the top 10 come finish in that mini race if and only if they have the wherewithal to see this opportunity. Daniel Martin of Israel Start-Up Nation won the stage by using this tactic and attacked the last steep ascent. Watch the riders struggle for speed on the last ascent. Could the bikes have gone any faster?
Paddling should be with the lower part of the foot to even out the pressure on the leg. Making sure the chain is well oiled. The paddles should be as low as possible. Standing up while you paddle also helps get some speed but notice how most riders are seating. This was to conserve energy but this is a zero-sum game. One aspect suffers whilst the other gains. Maglia Rosa holder Bernal lost time when Simon Yates beat him in their mini duel. The Briton finishing third. Joao Almeida who was having a low key Giro finishing second way behind Dan by 13 seconds. Egan Bernal still leading Caruso by 2 minutes and 21. It is definitely the Colombian’s to lose.