Will Barta finally hits 'best level' in Giro d'Italia, three years after breaking femur

Will Barta and Max Kanter (Movistar) at the Giro d'Italia
Will Barta with Max Kanter (Movistar) at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

More than two years after he broke his femur, North American Will Barta finally feels he’s back in “one of the top levels of my life right now”. It likely couldn’t have come at a better moment.

The Movistar racer is currently tackling the Giro d’Italia for a second straight year, where he’s got a ‘free’ role of looking for breakaway success and, hopefully, his first pro win.

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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.