Sunday, 19 May 2013

Picture This: Visconti Tames The Galibier

After torrid weather conditions and the removal of mountains from yesterdays Giro d'Italia route things were not looking good for today's stage 15 and the ascent of the Galibier but in the end the route remained largely unchanged apart from shortening the famous mountain pass by 4.5 kilometres. If the route remained in tact it still didn't make for inspiring racing as the GC guys all rolled in together thinking about massages, warm beds and tomorrows rest-day. No, instead they left all the inspiring riding to Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) who jumped away near the top of Mont Cenis with a few others in the search for mountains points with 86 kilometres, the Telegraphe and the Col du Galibier left to ride. He dropped his fellow breakaway companions and soloed to victory on a very wet, cold and snowy mountain top finish producing the victory of his career. Chapeau that man. 

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