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!