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The Trek-Segafredo team had an unforeseen complication en route to its team hotel on Saturday, with its bus getting completely jammed on the narrow, winding roads near the village of Bari Sardo.
Here’s an excerpt from VeloNews.
The WorldTour bus drivers are renowned for their driving skills and their ability to squeeze their big rigs in and out of tight spots, but there was no way out of this pickle.
Veteran Trek-Segafredo bus driver Danny In t’Ven explained: “The farther we went on the road, the narrower the road became. The big surprise came with a nasty corner. I tried a few times, but there was no way of coming through.”
That’s putting it mildly. Despite a double-rear axle to help turning, the team’s distinctive black bus was wedged in so tight on the narrow bridge there was no going forward and no going back. They were literally trapped.