Viva il Giro! Podium Cafe's coverage of Italy's grand tour
It may have all been a long time ago, but the 1924 Giro d'Italia was a lot more modern than most realise.
We have reached the third (slackers) rest day and the weekend has certainly turned what we thought we knew about this Giro on its head. The heavy favorites are on their knees and the outsiders are looking golden. Will it last through the grueling final week?
Stage 7 to Foligno looked like one of the few remaining chances for the sprinters and indeed the stage ended in a frantic sprint with André Greipel finishing off yet another day of hard work from Lotto-Soudal by refusing to be denied in the sprint. He squeezed past to take the stage ahead of Nizzolo and Modolo.