Simon Yates among those taken aback by “pitch black” tunnels in closing kilometres of stage seven of the Giro d’Italia

Racing through the dark

“We had a couple of pitch black tunnels there in the final just to spice things up, Giro-style,” said race leader Simon Yates, in Mitchelton-Scott’s latest video, covering stage seven.

The team’s sporting director Matt White said there had been “a couple of sketchy tunnels” in the closing kilometres of the stage.

Speaking about the experience of riding through them, Ireland-raised Danish rider Chris Juul-Jensen gave a wry smile and said: “A lot can happen in the Giro.”

Other riders have been rather more outspoken.

Katusha-Alpecin’s Alex Dowsett tweeted:


Team Sky’s Wout Poels went further still.

Alex has written for more cricket publications than the rest of the team combined. Despite the apparent evidence of this picture, he doesn't especially like cake.

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