Giro d'Italia leader Navardauskas praises team

Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda) might have been bluffing, but after cramming his 1 metre 90 frame behind a desk in the school where the Giro d'Italia's post-stage five press conference was held, the Lithuanian implied that his duties on Wednesday evening as race leader had been a lot more stressful than riding 200 kilometres in the middle of a 190-strong peloton the next day.

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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.