'She dumped me for her boss': Davide Cimolai reveals pain after wife left him mid-Giro d'Italia

'The hours on the bike were the least of the effort because in that last week of the Giro, I was sleeping three hours a night.'

Davide Cimolai on stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) returned to winning ways at the recent Tour de Wallonie, a positive moment for the Italian who has spoken out after a difficult few months after his wife left him during the Giro d'Italia, breaking the news by phone and revealing she had started seeing her boss.

The Italian won the third stage to Verviers last week after saying he has "suffered" in the time since.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.