Giro Shorts – Monday
The condition of Ivan Quaranta is not so good, at least he doesn’t appear to be ready for a Grand Tour. He was unable to maintain contact with the group today through the hills near Liege. Maurizio Fondriest says he’s lucky the first week of this Giro isn’t so hard. Maybe he will be ready for the 2nd week.
Panaria’s Brown = Phat Or Fat?
Today the Points jersey was on Brown, a young rider of Panaria. Many people are saying he’s “a bit fat to be so fast.” But he replies “Reverberi – (his team manager) – wants me fast, and so I’m 78 kgs. Not less”.
No Room For Young Turks
Today we saw the first sprint of Popovych. The group didn’t leave him very much space, but there will be many chances for the 2001 U23 World Champion.
Bartoli at Home
Bartoli is already at home, and he cannot move for 4-5 days. It’s possible he’ll be back on the bike in 3 weeks.