Mixed fortunes in the Donne mountain time trial 🇮🇹 – Rally Cycling

Today’s course took us high into the Formazza valley, settled by German-speakers in the 13th Century – and where Walser German[2] is still spoken by many . The race of truth gives you nowhere to hide, but our women dug deep and powered through a very difficult course. Our early best time was set by Poido who crossed in 30’35”, before Krista came through the line in a hot 28’58”[3]. Clara started last of our six riders, bringing it home in 29’07”. When the results were posted, we discovered Holly was outside the time limit by 16 seconds, and would not be allowed to start the following stage – a reminder of how cruel our sport can be.

— Tom Owen to rallycycling.com