Saturday, May 30, 2015

Giro Stage 19: Clean Away

I am borrowing an expression from Daniel Lloyd, who is the announcer for the broadcast that I am watching.  He, and I, are rather impressed with Giovanni Visconti's (Movistar) attack out of the breakaway today.  Visconti made it a point to go for all of the King of the Mountain points he could collect on today's rather lumpy stage.  He may not have believed that he could stay away until the mountain top finish in Cervinia, but he was the first to summit both Saint Barthelemy and Col Saint Pantaleon.  The pair of climbs earned him enough points to take over the Maglia Azzurro.

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