Giro Talk 18: Rider Comments
Dario Frigo: “Perhaps it has been cause of the cold day, and so as many people know, I prefer cold to hot weather. I came to this Giro not at the top, and the weather lately was similar at Tour de France; really hot to me. In the final I didn’t think about winning but just to gain time for a good position in the ranking. Just at 1000 metres I started to think about the possible victory”.
Simoni: “It has been an hard stage for everybody and I met a good mate as Frigo today. I gave all myself, but I won’t say that the Giro is finished. I will say it only in Milan. In the downhill I’ve been a bit scared, and I didn’t want to risk, because of ice. If I will win this Giro, I must say thanks to my team mates, because they did great work”.
Garzelli: “I’ve been unlucky because my front wheel went ‘away’ and I crashed. I’m afraid for Pantani because he was behind me. Now my biggest problem is to keep the 2nd position in the ranking”.
Popovych: “In the final I’ve not been able to keep the wheels of the best, perhaps also because of my young age (23 years old). Anyway I’m already satisfied of my 3rd position”.