Kruijswijk: I have to be satisfied after what happened

Just past the finish line of stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia, Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) sat on the roadside, his face white, his chest heaving and his eyes distant. A scrum of reporters and cameras hemmed him in against the barrier, but for two minutes or more, the Dutchman seemed barely able to perceive them, far less hear them.

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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.