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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Giro d'Italia Wraps Up Tonight

The Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) wraps up tonight (Taiwan time) and I have to say I have been able to follow every stage on live internet feeds or through some kind of live-blogging. What a great race this year. I have hardly cared to track the Tour of Californi-yawn.

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


  1. I'm disappointed that Cadel didn't manage to win a big one even though he has ridden very well. I think lack of a strong team is what is stopping him from winning a major tour.

  2. He held the Pink Jersey for a day. Yeah, he's got a lot of talent and hasn't found a team to put him on top.