'Just be patient': Riders give their take on 'boring' start to Giro d'Italia

The year's first Grand Tour has received criticism for its long stages and flat parcours

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

To those critics who say that this 2019 Giro d'Italia is boring, riders respond to "just be patient" and wait for the final two weeks and mountains to come.

The Italian Grand Tour temporarily stops today, in one of its two rest days over the three weeks. It begins again on Tuesday, with Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) on top of the general classification in pink and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) leading the group of potential overall winners.

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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.