Bravo to BMC for towing maglia rosa Taylor Phinney back to the bunch in stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia after a late mechanical left him off the back and in peril of surrendering his overall lead. And Mark Cavendish — well, what can you say about him that hasn’t already been said? Dude is the Joe Frazier of sprinting.
Finally, boo to the Giro management for permitting what appeared to be a pointlessly hazardous finale to an early sprint stage, when everyone’s already as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. With dudes bunny-hopping medians and a hard right-hander 500m from the line it’s a wonder more people didn’t come off in the final kilometers. I’ll look forward to reading what the experts on the scene have to say in that regard.
I gave Charles “Live Update Guy” Pelkey a hand with today’s coverage, as did the Fat Guy. Now it’s time for me to ride my own damn’ bike. Well, Cyfac’s, anyway. More later.