Trentin benefits from Brambilla's teamwork in Pinerolo

When Gianluca Brambilla forged clear from the day's break on the climb of Pramartino with only Moreno Moser (Cannondale) for company, and after they had bludgeoned out a score draw on the short, cobbled ascent of San Maurizio, it seemed certain that stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia would be decided in a two-up sprint.

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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.