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SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Pieter Serry of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Pieter Serry of Belgium and Team Deceuninck-QuickStep (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

At least the rain had stopped by the time Pieter Serry (Deceuninck-QuickStep) reached the top of the climb to San Giacomo at the end of stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia, but it was hard to be grateful for small mercies on a day like this.

Serry’s back was aching even more than his legs, and he was cold and tired after a demanding trek through the Apennines. Small wonder he winced when he saw a group of reporters edge into his path past the finish line, but he braked to a halt to give an obvious answer to an obvious question. “I crashed. The car went into the back of me,” he said.

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