Dillier seizes rare opportunity at Giro d'Italia

It helps when you know how to choose your battles. Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing) weighed up the profile and weighed up the field, and duly circled stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia in his road book. Ordinarily, the uphill finish at Terme Luigiane would be one for the puncheurs, but there are relatively few of their number in this year's race. Dillier considered the odds and opted to infiltrate the day's early break.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.