Little Help G17-28
As the peloton started up the side of the Etna volcanic slopes, the group came to a near stop. Tejay van Garderen (BMC) had to stop. In order not to fall he unclipped his pedals. Admit it, we have all taken a fall while unable to unclip. Tejay's teammates, Silvan Dillier and Joey Ross Kopf helped their leader get back going as he clipped back in. Riders are not allowed to push each other up climbs, but this was more like a mechanic pushing a rider after a mechanical. Van Garderen quickly pedaled away to ride with all of the GC hopefuls.