Thursday, May 23, 2013

Giro Day Twenty: Not So Alone

A time trial is a race that the cyclist does alone against the clock, but in a Grand Tour, a rider is rarely alone.  All along the course, screaming fans yell "Vie!  Vie!" encouraging you to go as fast! fast! as you can.  Rigoberto Uran put in a great ride today, not enough to overtake Cadel Evans on GC but he was sixth on the day and moved to within 14 seconds of Cadel.  While Nibali seems to have the Maglia Rosa in hand, the next two days will be hard fought for the podium positions.  Just 4 minutes separate second through sixth places, the same amout of time that Nibali is in front of Evans in second place.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that can be yours by visiting my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post, why not look around while you are there.