Giro Stage 19 & Vuelta Stage 4: Polemica!

A rider strike and controversial stage alteration spices up the Giro while La Vuelta takes a break

I joked yesterday that the peloton should pull over for Aperol Spritzes on a terrace overlooking Lake Como (photo of the proposed locale) as a protest of the absurdly long stage. Oddly, this kind of actually happened.

They didn’t take my advice verbatim. For starters, they chose to protest in the team buses versus the far superior Grand Hotel Tremezzo. …

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