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Long way round – Charlie Quarterman’s circuitous route to the Giro d’Italia

Long way round – Charlie Quarterman's circuitous route to the Giro d'Italia

The thought of making his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d’Italia in the fragrant month of May must have felt like a fever dream when Charlie Quarterman found himself climbing into the back of an Argentinian ambulance a little over three months ago.

Quarterman and his new Corratec-Selle Italia teammates had been en route to the Vuelta a San Juan when word filtered through that the squad had secured a surprise wildcard invitation to the corsa rosa. The Briton scarcely had time to wrap his head around the idea, however, before a bout of heatstroke forced him to abandon the race on the second day.

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