Warbasse slams Giro d'Italia stage 9 winner Guerreiro for lack of collaboration in breakaway

ROCCARASO ITALY OCTOBER 11 Larry Warbasse of The United States and Team Ag2R La Mondiale Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 9 a 207km stage from San Salvo to Roccaraso Aremogna 1658m girodiitalia Giro on October 11 2020 in Roccaraso Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Larry Warbasse in the break on stage 9 with eventual winner Ruben Guerreiro just behind him (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Former US National Champion Larry Warbasse (AG2R La Mondiale) slammed Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling), the winner of stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia, alleging that the Portuguese rider had failed to collaborate sufficiently in the breakaway of the day.

Warbasse said Guerreiro "didn't help at all", while Guerreiro responded by defending himself, saying "the important thing was the victory."

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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.