Ramunas "Honey Badger" Navardauskas gobbles up the Giro lead

Ramunas Navardauskas has been nicknamed "The Honey Badger" by his Garmin-Barracuda teammate Dave Zabriskie - and the 1.9m tall Lithuanian certainly acted like the proverbially tenacious animal on Wednesday when he fought tooth and nail not to lose contact with his teammates in the closing kilometres of the Giro d'Italia's team time trial. And with a pink jersey at stake, who could blame him for being so determined?

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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.