Fernando Gaviria rebounded his front wheel as he crossed the line in second on stage 5 of the Giro d’Italia He continued to take out his frustration on his bike as soon as it stopped behind the line, hitting his saddle with his fist.
“Che bici di merda,” meaning “what a dirty bike,” the Colombian said while being caught on camera.
Javiria He seemed to move at a high tempo as he looked forward to getting into a relationship with Arnaud Démare in Finish directly in Messina – Maybe stuck in a small gear – but he refused to go into detail about the nature of the mechanical problem.
“I can’t say anything. Because I’m going to be told. I can’t say anything at all about the bike.”
In a separate interview with Eurosport“It’s something I can’t say on TV,” he added.
Later, Emirates Team Emirates They released their own statement in which Gaviria was quoted as saying he was having “problems with my derailleur and couldn’t get the gear I needed”, speculating that “someone’s wheel may have touched me from behind”.
In his initial televised interview following the race, Gaviria insisted he “has the legs to win”, which, given that he ran well through the straight finish, would confirm a notion that he was disappointed with his gear.
It was also revealed that the man at the front, Max Richeze, had been hampered by a mechanical issue of his own, when his restraint dropped one kilometer. Having said that, Gaviria quickly looked down on any sense of the argument, describing his frustration as “stupid” but also “part of the race”.
“It’s not just the bike,” he said. “It’s things that happen in the race.” “We didn’t have Ricci in the final – his series ran a kilometer – and we couldn’t do anything.
“Anger and frustration because I wanted to win. Being so close, feeling [I had] Legs, fighting for it, losing… I didn’t like it. It’s stupid to get upset, but that’s racing.”
This isn’t the first time Gaviria has hampered my mechanic’s misfortune at the Giro d’Italia. In last year’s race, he knocked out his saddle in the final kilometer of stage 13, finishing fifth.
Gaviria, who finished third in Stage Two, should have another chance to make things right on Thursday, as Stage 6 follows a largely flat road on the Italian mainland to Scalia.
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