Today marks the end of the first week of the Giro de Italia and its already been pretty exciting. Most all of the GC contenders are together and this individual tt could separate things a bit and make for a little more aggressive race in the coming days. Hesjedal, Nibali, and Cadel Evans are all sitting pretty well right now I believe and Brad Wiggins slid out yesterday and lost about a minute in a pretty hot finish. Today's time trial is a 54.8 kilometer from Gabicce-Mare Saltara. I'm sure everyone is like me and knows right where that is. Its approximately somewhere in Italy.
I imagine all the smart money would be on Bradley Wiggins to win today's race since he is such a good time trialist and also that he has to make up some time, however don't forget about Cadel. He can lay down some fast times and I've never seen him show up to a race for anything other than winning. He's smart, seasoned, and probably one of the best bicycle racers of our time even though there isn't much talk about him. Simply put, he's badass and you can never count him out. I'm still thinking Nibali for the overall but for today I think he's just gonna have to limit the losses until the mountains come. I'm sure it will be a good race. You can check it out now over on steephill.com. I have the link posted on the last post and I'll try to get it up here shortly. Have a good weekend.