Throughout the Giro the Maglia Rosa (Pink Jersey) has been up for grabs the entire way with the lead switching from rider to rider almost daily. I had been rooting for Cadel Evans, mainly because Vinokourov looks like Drago from Rocky IV and I don't like the way Basso's name looks. Yes, call me superficial. Actually both Vino and Basso were wrapped up in some pretty nasty doping scandals. Basso admitted the bags of blood found in the fridge belonged to him, but never said he actually doped. As it stands there are still several riders in contention. The Italians are poised to sweep the podium on home turf if Cadel Evans can't scratch out a victory on tonight's short TT stage.
As it stands now:
- 1 Ivan Basso (Liquigas)
- 2 David Arroyo (Caisse d’Epargne) + 0:51
- 3 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) + 2:30
- 4 Michele Scarponi (Androni) + 2:46
- 5 Cadel Evans (BMC) + 4:00