Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Krushing the Giro: Stage 17

"My cojones are THIS BIG"

I'm making today's post shorter than usual because I'd rather you spend the time downloading and listening to the new episode of the podcast.

A few years ago when Giovanni Visconti first came into my radar while riding with ISD-Neri I could see the dude had balls, but I didn't think they were this big. Only a few days after winning the unbelievably trying stage to the Galibier, Visconti makes it three in a row for Movistar. After a difficult year the Italian comes back swinging. Simply Amazing.

And speaking of amazing, my infatuation with the left side podium girl and her wide array of hair-dos has hit the cyber-web with full force. Everyone is talking about it. (No one is).

Left Side Podium Girl sporting a bun
Nothing to do with this Giro, but plenty to do with the Colombian Conspiracy are rumors that Uran is headed to Omega Pharma-Quick Step for 2014. I'd heard some murmurs here and there, but this morning L'Equipe joined the other media outlets making noise. Some of the bigger Colombian cycling journalists have already said it's a done deal, but until the team, or in fact Uran make an statement, I won't believe it. For a while Movistar were the team a lot of folks were talking about for Uran. It made sense. Valverde isn't as young as he used to be and Uran already knows the team, from his three years with Caisse d'Epargne. Also, it's a team built for GC contention, while OPQS is not. The Belgian team's main objectives are the classics and during stage races they work 100% for Cavendish. Did we not learn anything from the Wiggo / Cav soap opera last year? I guess we will have to wait and see.


- Mario Cipollini mention counter: 5
- Helmet talk counter: 17
- Euskaltel guys on the deck counter: 3
- Stage winner wearing
     Cycling cap: 1 (Uran)
     Baseball hat: 12
     No hat: 1
     Visor: 1