Giro d'Italia teams endure five hour transfer from Mount Etna after ferry breaks down

Some teams use helicopters to shorten transfer time

A Groupama-FDJ mechanic works in the dark after the long transfer from Mount Etna

(Image credit: Groupama-FDJ)

The Giro d'Italia is notorious for its long transfers between stages, but the transfer after Thursday's Mount Etna stage took things to new levels as some team did not arrive at their hotels until 11pm.

The stage itself was one of the earliest finishing of any of the stages of the race so far, with stage-winner Esteban Chaves crossing the line at 5:10pm local time, ahead of the medium time schedule.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.