Friday, May 28, 2010

Time Warp

Twenty two years ago Andy Hampsten road up the Passo di Gavia in a blizzard. He didn't win the day but it solidified his quest for the maglia rosa.

Rumor is, the weather is changing in the Italian alps. Enough so there's a contingency plan in place.

Man I love this race.

After watching Basso's inability to descend the Mortirolo today, imagine how much time he could lose on the 18km descent of the Gavia if the weather goes south. His 50 second lead over Arroyo could evaporate.

Charly Gaul on the Gavia
Image lifted from La Gazzetta Della Bici

2 comments:

jxw said...

It would be kinda sweet to see this race won or lost because of a downhill or knarly conditions or both. That's not how it's supposed to work.

Marian said...

This is one sweet race!