Team Sunweb's Simon Geschke took to Twitter to ask if anyone could give him a lift...

Team Sunweb's bus driver at the Giro d'Italia can expect a bit of leg-pulling after setting off to the start of today's Stage 12 of the race and leaving a rider behind.

German rider Simon Geschke took to Twitter to ask for a lift to Forli ahead of the stage to Reggio Emilia.

Luckily, the bus driver turned around to collect Geschke, meaning that race leader Tom Dumoulin will have seven support riders on today's stage rather than six, the team having lost Wilco Kelderman when he broke a finger after colliding with a police motorbike on Sunday.

CyclingHubTV wondered whether the Team Sunweb bus driver may have taken a tweet sent by Geschke following yesterday's stage a little too literally.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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