It was the first of the mountain top finishes in the Giro. The cold foggy weather was about as dramatic as it got as all the contenders were probably feeling the effects of yesterday's epic stage and conserving themselves for later in the race.
Has anyone noticed that there's an Aussie who holds another honor in this Grand Tour? The Lanterne Rouge of course. Bobridge holds a handy lead (1:30:36 down) in his first Grand Tour. Keep truckin' Jack!
A lot of attention has shifted to the Tour of California (which is still in progress as I write this). Lucky for us that some people have offered to send photos and write-ups from California to let us know what's going on. There are 13 Aussies racing over there so I'm sure we'll be seeing just as much excitement across the pond as we are in Italy. Stay tuned!
All the GC contenders stay together up the final climb
Sorensen emerged as the winner from of a seventeen man break which broke clear with over 100km left in the stage. I remember seeing Sorensen’s power stats from the TdF last year. This is how good these guys are.
Sastra falls apart and looks to have gained 20yrs in the past 8 days.
Get in there Lloydie – they won’t bite!
Richie is felling right at home on the podium these days
Vino is certainly delivering some drama to the race as the plot begins to thicken.
(by Sam, our wise quiz curator)
1. The Amgen Tour of California starts today. There are 13 Aussie riders including big names like Michael Rogers, Tom Boonen, Stuart O’Grady, Lance Arrmstrong and Andy Schleck. What does the unlikely ToC sponsor make?
2. Where was Giro Stage 1 ITT winner Brad Wiggins born?