Thursday, 23 May 2013

Picture This: A Mountainous Conclusion?

The Giro d'Italia heads back in to the Mountains tomorrow on Stage 19 with three massive climbs of the Passo Del Tonale, The Passo Castrin Hofmahdjoch and the summit finish of Val Martello Martelltal (pictured) and we were all expecting a close fought battle to the end over the next two days but will the race still be decided in the Mountains? Race leader Vincenzo Nibali blew his competitors away today in the mountain time trial, not only winning but extending his lead dramatically over second placed Cadel Evans who after a poor performance (losing 2 minutes 36) now finds himself over 4 minutes back. Unless Vincenzo Nibali completely cracks in the next two days it looks as though the Giro is already won...

1 comment:

  1. As an Australian, and as someone naturally sympathetic to older competitors, I had been hoping that Cadel Evans might have done better yesterday. It does look as though the Giro may be pretty well wrapped up, failing some monumental heroics in the mountains.