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    Awesome Giro

    Absolutely the greatest race in the last few years. What effort by the leaders the last few days! Stage 19 was incredible. Cudos to Di Luca and Simoni for their great attempts to wrest the GC from Savoldelli. The Smurf-King Rujano is double tough and deserved his well-earned podium finish. Most of all, 'the Falcon' Savoldelli gutted it out, stayed cool and swooped to a victory that required every bicycling skill: TT, road racing, and mountiain climbing AND descending.

    Then to top it off, there is the pave that shows up on the Colle Delle Finestre! If this wasn't the best of racing, I don't know what would be. I was able at work to sneak a look at the dailypeloton.com during the morning for live up-dates. Those guys made it all come alive. Then look at the pictures at Graham Watson's site in the evening.

    Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did. I don't see how the Tour de France can approach this Giro for drama. So many top names were in contention throughout. Looking forward to 5 weeks from now, though.

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    It really was a super race and unfolded like a great story. Hopefully, the tdf will measure up, however I suspect that it will!
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    That wasn't pave, more like dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonB
    Absolutely the greatest race in the last few years. What effort by the leaders the last few days! Stage 19 was incredible. Cudos to Di Luca and Simoni for their great attempts to wrest the GC from Savoldelli. The Smurf-King Rujano is double tough and deserved his well-earned podium finish. Most of all, 'the Falcon' Savoldelli gutted it out, stayed cool and swooped to a victory that required every bicycling skill: TT, road racing, and mountiain climbing AND descending.

    Then to top it off, there is the pave that shows up on the Colle Delle Finestre! If this wasn't the best of racing, I don't know what would be.
    Wow, I couldn't agree more.

    Cunego was a disappointment, yet showed great class by supporting his team
    Il Falco showed his class, determination, and patience
    Simoni showed his lack of class with his words
    Betinni showed good form
    Petacchi showed his class by stacking up stage wins, but more so by finishing the race
    The Discovery Team showed a serious lack of support in the mountains sans Danielson
    Rujanno showed 105 pounds of climbing magic
    McEwen showed that he can beat Petacchi (TdF show down?)
    Zabriskie showed his amazing TT ability
    Selle Italia showed the entire field how to climb
    Ivan Basso showed class, and persistence

    However, for my money, Di Luca was the story of this year’s Giro!


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