A day of mixed fortunes for Garmin-Barracuda at the Giro

Garmin-Barracuda had a day of extremely mixed fortunes at the Giro d'Italia on Friday. The action started when Tyler Farrar crashed out, badly injuring his hand, and continued with Ramunas Navardauskas losing the leader’s pink jersey. However the good news was that Canadian Ryder Hesjedal moved ever closer to the top spots - he’s now third - and Christian Vande Velde, the 2008 Giro leader, moved up to fifth.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.