it's not often that i am heard to say that a Pro deserves a win- but this would be one of those rare occasions. especially rare, in this instance, because i am no particular fan of Team Sky (for a lot of reasons).
their dogged adherence to "plan A" has proven to be a failure thus far this year- at least until today when the directeurs saw fit to allow the workers free rein when Wiggins predictably faltered on the final climb. at least we didn't have to endure yet another tempestuous "bike tossing" incident this time around.
i could not have been happier with the outcome... unless of course by some miracle one of the Team Colombia riders had soloed to victory. it also bears mentioning at this time that there are plenty of mountains yet to come in this year's Giro d' Italia, and Carlos Betancur will eventually get his timing right at the finish
congratulations to Rigoberto Uran of Team Sky and to all of Colombia as well.
|Rigoberto Uran of Team Sky atop the podium exemplifies good taste in apres velo fashion by wearing a CYCLING cap. |
image courtesy of BETTINIPHOTO via cyclingnews