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Poels inspires Froome's resurrection at the Giro d'Italia

Chris Froome's resurrection and stage victory on Monte Zoncolan came at the same moment as that of his trusted wingman Wout Poels (Team Sky). Without the Dutchman's return to his role of loyal teammate and leadout man in the mountains, Froome would perhaps have not won atop Monte Zoncolan on Saturday and so would not have turned his Giro d'Italia around from a sense of looming disaster to a sense that now anything is possible. Poels dragged Froome from the darkened forests of the lower slopes of the Zoncolan, setting up his final, decisive attack.

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