The frenetic sprint finish on stage four saw two sprinters lose key leadout riders.
The irony is that quite a bit happened in the four-hour snoozer, but it was all packed into the final chaotic 10km.
Italian joins Belgian squad after spending several seasons at Groupama-FDJ.
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Arnaud Démare’s Groupama-FDJ lead-out train offers their perspective on one of the most thrilling finishes of the Giro so far.
'When you touch the bottom you only have more ground to jump back up,' says Jacopo Guarnieri.
Groupama-FDJ took a true gang of giants to the Giro to launch Arnaud Démare to sprint success. The problem with being massive? All those mountains.
On the podium at the Giro team presentation in Budapest, Jacopo Guarnieri wore a trans rights wristband.
Alaphilippe, Stuyven, Colbrelli and Degenkolb are also among riders who will miss the Italian monument due to sickness.
Jacopo Guarnieri is a hugely successful leadout man for Arnaud Démare but he also balances his life as a rider with life as a single parent.
The consistently steep grades of the Mortirolo on stage 16 of the Giro have had team mechanics digging out the low ratios