Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Cock Of The Week = Ferrari

Not the Italian car maker, but the reckless and foolish Italian rider for Androni Giocatolli-Venezuela who caused a crash in the final few metres of stage 3 of the Giro D'Italia this week.

As the front of the peloton began the sprint for the finishing line, Ferrari inexplicably decided to suddenly switch his racing line and veered to the right, straight into the front wheel of Mark Cavendish which sent the British rider sprawling across the road and brought down at least half a dozen other riders including the pink jersey Taylor Phinney.  Although Cavendish managed to get up and carry his bike over the line, Phinney remained on the road for some time receiving medical attention, but has since said that he will not be withdrawing.

Cock of the Week - Roberto Ferrari

Both of the long stage finishing stages in Denmark have been marred by crashes in the closing stages with fairly tight turns in to the finishing sprint, but whereas the crash on stage 2 involving Theo Bos and Alexander Kristoff was purely an accident, the crash on stage 3 was caused entirely by Ferrari's stupidity.

Giro D'Italia Stage 2 finish - In Italian.

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