Mixed messages for Wiggins and Sky on the road to Florence

Another day, another descent and yet more mixed messages for Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky on stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia. Dropped from the pink jersey group on the rain-soaked descent of the Vallombrosa, it briefly appeared as though Wiggins’ Giro challenge was about to unravel but instead the Englishman regained contact and reached Florence still in 4th place overall.

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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.