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‘Maybe I went too deep yesterday’ – Dunbar’s momentum stalls at Giro d’Italia

'Maybe I went too deep yesterday' – Dunbar's momentum stalls at Giro d'Italia

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a paradoxical kind of place. The most beautiful mountainscape of the Giro d’Italia is also the crucible for its most intense moments of suffering. That was the case when the race first came this way in 1968 and the story repeated itself just as fiercely on the Giro’s seventh visit to the sacred mountain on Friday.

Eddie Dunbar (Jayco AlUla) has confirmed his aptitude as a Grand Tour contender with his assured displays on this Giro, his first three-week race as a team leader. His momentum finally stalled a little, however, on those dizzyingly steep final 3km of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, where the gradient stiffens to double digits and thinning air exaggerates the impact of every effort.

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