With Tyler Farrar, Garmin-Barracuda’s sprinter, out of the mix due to a crash on Friday’s Giro d’Italia stage six, South Africa’s Robbie Hunter has been tasked with leading the team to stage victories.
According to Cycling Central, Garmin sports director Allan Peiper says “Today he’ll (Hunter) be up for it, yeah. He’s going good and Ty’s out of the Giro now so there’s a few stages that for sure Robbie can have a crack for himself. We’ve got three or four guys here who were meant to be for Ty and they can look after Robbie and see if they can put him in a good position.
Today’s stage nine is another opportunity for the sprinters. “There’s a technical descent today after a small climb at 4Ks to go and then a corner at 300, which is more than 90 per cent probably 120 per cent so it’s going to be sketchy going in there and that’s just perfect for Robbie.”