Valverde's altitude problem proves costly at Giro d'Italia

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) must have passed him somewhere on the long, long drop off the Colle dell'Agnello, but at the end of stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia, the Spaniard seemed unaware that maglia rosa Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) had crashed after three corners of the descent.

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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.