Giro d'Italia

Not sure if anyone else is following the race but there was a bit of controversy during stage 9 at Milano. Riders held a protest (because they deemed the course to be too dangerous) and the stage was neutralised.

Angelo Zomegnan (Giro director) was pissed:

“This [the rider protest] was premeditated. What’s more, hardly sitting on their bikes, the riders were obviously perplexed by certain features, fears that we shared, and we neutralised the course. In the first 4 laps, they rode at 33 kilometers per hour, in the final three at 50 km/hr: The course was not that difficult. Yesterday at Bergamo, I cancelled all the celebrations, because not far away, there was a young man, Horrillo, who was at risk for his life. This gesture of the riders did not show respect to the Giro or to the people of Milano. The fact is that this circuit should continually have raised the action. It is necessary to get up into the saddle: When one becomes old, the legs grow shorter, the tongue grows longer.”

Yeah I hope Pedro Horrillo is okay- that ravine was pretty deep :-o.

For sure! It took them about 20 minutes just to get him out! Glad to hear that he is awake now and that they don’t think he has any brain damage. Broken a few bones though. Could have been a hell of a lot worse.