A Helping Hand
Bike racing is a team sport, and that plays out in many different ways. For Luca Chirico (Bardiani CSF), it was his teammate, Eduardo Zardini, who reached out and gave Luca a push when the diminutive Italian had a problem with his gears. Silvan Dillier (BMC) kept a sharp eye on the Bardiani men making sure that their efforts didn't entangle him or disrupt his rhythm on the climb. Sure enough, the Swiss rider was forced to break to avoid Chirico, before the little man got his bike functioning again.