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Team Sunweb rider accidentally left at hotel before Giro Stage 11

Cyclist magazine
18 May 2017

Sunweb team bus forgets about Simon Geschke...but eventually turns around to pick him up

Simon Geschke was mistakenly left at his hotel this morning, after his Team Sunweb team bus forgot to take him to the start. 

'Anyone can give me a lift to the Giro d'Italia start?' Geschke asked on Twitter, with a photo of himself sat on a kerb with his thumb up in the position of a hitchhiker. 'My team decided to leave without me.'

His teammate and current leader of the Giro d'Italia, Tom Dumoulin, was quick to pick up on Geschke's good humour regarding the situation, saying 'See you at the start somewhere buddy!'

But a later tweet from Geschke confirmed that the bus had realised they were a man down, and had turned around to pick him up. 

'I guess 8 riders are better than 7,' he also said, as the team look to protect Dumoulin's lead as he heads into his second day in pink on a mammoth 229km stage from Forli to Reggio Emilia. 

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