Bradley Wiggins's Trentino mechanical mishap

Bradley Wiggins waits for team support, Giro del Trentino 2013, stage four

Bradley Wiggins was left standing in the middle of the road on the final, decisive climb of the 2013 Giro del Trentino, after suffering a mechanical problem with his bike at the worst possible moment.

Prior to climbing off his bike on the 14-kilometre ascent of Sega di Ala, the Sky leader could be seen looking down at his gears, losing pace and then spinning quickly to regain contact with the lead group containing rivals Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) and Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) among others.

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