Incredible reactions and bike handling
If you were asked to name one of the world’s best bike handlers, you might go for Peter Sagan or Vincenzo Nibali. But maybe you should be thinking about Andrea Palini, after the Italian showed off some pretty tasty skills at the Tour de Slovénie.
Run on rain-soaked roads in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, the end of stage two of the Tour de Slovénie saw two crashes on two of the final left-hand corners of the 169.9km.
At the second of these, Palini showed off some incredible reactions and bike handling, bunny hopping over crashed riders who had slid out on the slick bend.
Unfazed, the Androni Giocattoli rider then continued with his sprint, managing to finish in a creditable fifth place as Luka Mezgec (Orica-Scott) who benefited from good positioning to stay out of the way of the numerous crashes.