Gorka Izagirre (Astana-Premier Tech) almost crashed into a parked van in a scary moment on Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia.
The Spaniard carried too much speed through a corner on a slippery descent, going beyond the painted white line on the outer edge of the road and almost into the vehicle.
Fortunately, he managed to unclip his right leg and stay upright – just.
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“Well held,” said Sean Kelly on Eurosport commentary.
God, that was a tight one there.
Izagirre was part of a breakaway on a wet and grim day in the Dolomites, which was shortened from 212km to 155km due to safety concerns.
The climbing was reduced from 5700m to around 3800m.
At least on this occasion it was not a full-on collision, as we saw earlier in the race...
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