Warbasse and Dunne get the NoGo gang back together at Giro
15 May 2019 09:10
Eight months after Larry Warbasse (AG2R La Mondiale) and Conor Dunne (Israel Cycling Academy) defiantly rode the 'NoGo Tour' after their Aqua Blue squad had folded, the two are now racing a 'real' stage race: the 2019 Giro d'Italia. The reigning Irish road race champion and former US road race champion opted to head for what they dubbed the NoGo Tour, rather than the Ovo Tour of Britain – which Aqua Blue were supposed to be racing, but failed to do so when the team folded. The two-rider NoGo Tour took Dunne and Warbasse over roughly 1,100 kilometres of roads in southern Europe, including Italy, and lasted the same time as the Tour of Britain. But now the two former AquaBlue riders are back in Italy – this time for some real racing at the Giro d'Italia.ADVERTISEMENT "It's a really good feeling," Dunne told Cyclingnews earlier this week. "Back in September, I didn't believe I'd even get back to racing, and now I'm also doing some of the biggest races on the calendar. "I'm starting to remember how blooming hard it is, and part of me wishes I was still out there eating pizza with Larry somewhere in Italy," he continued. "But hey, I'm not really complaining at all, and I'll be fighting for every stage. I didn't expect it, but it's so good to have these opportunities." "Eight months ago, we didn't know where we'd be, so here is a good place to be," Warbasse added. "Starting the Giro has been a really good feeling. We've already caught up a little bit here in Italy, talked some on stage 1, but it's hard to talk much during the race."
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