Garmin-Sharp’s relentless 2014 Giro d'Italia – Podcast

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Garmin-Sharp headed into the 2014 Giro d’Italia confident of a strong result. They arrived with a stellar team that included the 2012 winner Ryder Hesjedal, fellow all-rounder Dan Martin and sprinter Tyler Farrar.

But on the opening stage in Belfast, disaster struck when Martin hit a drain covering during the team time trial. His subsequent fall ended his race and took down three others on his team with Koldo Fernandez also forced to quit through injury. It’s hard to imagine a worse collective start in recent Grand Tour history.

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