The Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders used Tuesday’s time trial to open up the legs after yesterday’s rest day in order to be ready for tomorrow’s undulating stage 11.
With its 39.8 km and several uphill sections to overcome, stage 10 of Giro d’Italia was set to create big time differences between the riders targeting the overall victory. Our African Team focuses on stage wins and therefore, the main objective for the riders was to regain the feelings in the legs after the rest day. Omar Fraile (photo) finished as best Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider in 46th place as Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) took the stage win and the pink jersey.
On Wednesday, Giro d’Italia continues with a relatively short stage of 161 km. However, despite the distance, it will definitely not be an easy day for the peloton. No less than four categorized climbs await the riders before the downhill finish towards Bagno di Romagna. On paper, the stage looks good for a breakaway to make it all the way and therefore, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is very eager to get in the mix and go for the win.
Oli Cookson – sports director:
“For our riders, the most important thing today was to come through the rest day healthy and well-rested. We used this stage to get back on track and now, we are looking forward to the next stages. We have some good opportunities coming up this week”.