Bilbao: Nobody deserved Giro d'Italia stage win more than Caruso

Pello Bilbao with Damiano Caruso behind DSM's Romain Bardet in the escape group on stage 20
Pello Bilbao with Damiano Caruso behind DSM's Romain Bardet in the escape group on stage 20 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) was a key teammate for Damiano Caruso in his gutsy long-distance attack on stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia and has expressed his pride at being able to contribute to the Italian's remarkable solo triumph on the race's final mountain stage.

Bilbao was present with Caruso from the moment the two launched a joint attack on the descent of the Passo San Bernardino to bridge up with an earlier three-man move by Team DSM led by Romain Bardet, through to taking the last turn for Caruso on the lower slopes of the Alpe Motta climb.

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