First Giro d'Italia sprint nearly ends in disaster for Gaviria

Fernando Gaviria finishes stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia in a disappointing 24th with teammate Max Richeze
Fernando Gaviria finishes stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia in a disappointing 24th with teammate Max Richeze (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Sunday's second stage of the Giro d'Italia was the first bunch sprint of the race and Fernando Gaviria was among of the favourites to win in Novara. However, the stage almost ended in disaster for the UAE Team Emirates leader.

As Gaviria accelerated along the barriers while passing Elia Viviani and Giacomo Nizzolo, teammate Juan Sebastián Molano  closed the door on him. Gaviria used his bike skills to narrowly avoided crashing, sliding along the barrier and losing any chance of a result in the sprint. 

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