Zabel outclimbs Yates as ‘crazy plan’ puts him into blue jersey at Giro d’Italia

In predicting who might be quickest up the climb at the end of the stage 2 time trial at the Giro d’Italia, precious few would have pointed to Rick Zabel.

The German is hardly known for his climbing skills, and indeed will be focusing on his speciality as a lead-out man for Israel-Premier Tech sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo on Sunday’s flat stage 3.

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