My toughest day: Bauke Mollema (video)

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) remembers stage 10 of the 2010 Giro d'Italia where he and the whole peloton finished soaked and exhausted after chasing down a huge breakaway
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Professional cyclists have to go out on their bikes come rain or shine, but they don’t always have to enjoy it.

Trek-Segafredo‘s Bauke Mollema remembers back to the 2010 Giro d’Italia when the riders were subjected to horrendous conditions, including thunderstorms, with a huge 56-man break getting up the road.

The Dutchman was riding for Rabobank at that time, in the first Grand Tour of his career, and remembers having to struggle to stay in the wheels as the likes of Astana and BMC pulled on the front to get their respective leaders Alexandre Vinokourov and Cadel Evans back in to contention.

The break eventually finished almost 13 minutes ahead, at one point amassing 17 minutes on the chasers, and that result saw Mollema slip out of the top-10 in GC, although he was able to finish in 12th place at the end of that Giro.

A certain Bradley Wiggins finished fourth on that mammoth 262km stage in 2010, with Katusha’s Evgeni Petrov taking the victory, but for Mollema it will always be remembered as his toughest day on the bike.