Wiggins loses ground at Serra San Bruno

Serra San Bruno, scene of the finish of stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia, is built up around its Certosa, a cloistered Carthusian monastery completely closed to outsiders. Shortly beyond the finish line, Bradley Wiggins retired immediately to the more temporary but no less forbidding cloister of the Team Sky bus after he lost 17 seconds to his pink jersey rivals when he was caught behind a crash in the finale.

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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.