PICS: From Grey's Anatomy to Giro's pink jersey for Patrick Dempsey
Cycling | 12 May 2017, 5:30pm
American actor Patrick Dempsey played a starring role at the Giro d'Italia on Friday – when he donned a vintage pink jersey and rode with the peloton for the opening kilometres of the seventh stage at Castrovillari.
Dempsey, who played a doctor in the popular television series Grey's Anatomy, was appearing as a guest of the BMC team, who were celebrating on Thursday after seeing their Swiss rider Silvan Dillier clinch the fifth stage.
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US actor Patrick Dempsey stands on the podium prior to the start of the 7th stage of the Giro d'Italia. Photo: Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP
Dempsey appeared at the start line of Castrovillari and was also pictured on the riders' podium, where he was asked who his favourite cyclist of all-time was.
"Merckx," replied the 51-year-old American, referring to retired Belgian legend Eddy Merckx – generally considered the greatest stage racer of all time.