Friday, May 28, 2010
The Final Countdown
I'll probably be riding Saturday morning too but I don't know exactly when or where. I might look into that later today. And...I'll be riding Monday too, I'm leaving that one up to Bryan and I'll see if it fits in the schedule.
F1 is in Turkey, caught a bit of morning practice on Speed this morning. Guess I'll miss the race Sunday morning though. The things I'll do for a quality bacon ride.
But...more importantly, it's the final throwdown at the Giro. Two ga-narly stages in the mountains. The top two favorites separated by 45 seconds. A quality guy in the lead by two and half minutes. And one of the worlds best climbers 4:45 back. Yep, I'm talking about Basso, Evans, Arroyo, and Sastre. This has been the best grand tour I'd say in over 20 years. Thanks RCS for putting together a giro that has kept us, and the riders on our toes. So today it's the Mortirolo with a finish ascent to Aprica. Saturday is the big daddy Cima Coppi, over the Gavia with a finish ascent up the Passo Tonale. And Sunday it all gets capped off with a ITT in Verona with a 200m climb in the middle of it. Do Evans and Basso have what it takes to finally deliver at grand tour? Basso has done it before, I think he'll do it again.