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Poop stops wreck Luke Plapp’s Giro d’Italia stage win hopes in Sappada

Poop stops wreck Luke Plapp's Giro d'Italia stage win hopes in Sappada

Luke Plapp dashed to a portable toilet immediately after crossing the finish line in Sappada but emerged with a smile a few minutes later after finally resolving a digestive problem that wrecked his hopes of winning stage 19 at the Giro d’Italia.

The Australian national champion was part of the breakaway that fought for the victory, but Plapp was hampered by needing to stop for multiple ‘poop stops.’ He eventually finished fifth on the stage but 2:27 down on winner Andrea Vedrame (Decathlon AG2R) who soloed to victory in the rain.

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