Chasing Back On G17-10
Most sprinters are not known for being great climbers, although I can think of a few exceptions. Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) had a bit of trouble with the climb of the Nuoro. Riders from CCC Sprandi Polkowice and Astana new a good wheel to catch when they saw one. Greipel was on the radio to his team car. We later learned that he needed a bike change. That may have had more to do with why he had been dropped than the steepness of the climb.