Left me with a bittersweet taste though.No one has mentioned the crosswinds that almost were enough for a full stage of action. Quite rare in the Giro.
I don't disagree at all, but that in turn made it an entertaining race.In short this Giro had an exciting denouement, but a top rider in shape could have won this by five minutes.
Yates withdrawed because he caught COVID-19, which was very probably the reason of him losing minutes on Etna ( he looked very bad on stage 5 as well, and got dropped on crosswinds before everyone came back ). He had great form otherwise, came to the race after comfortably winning Tirreno-Adriatico.Simon Yates having to withdraw was a big disappointment because although he had had no form, the way he'd enlivened the latter part of the 2019 Tour meant he could have been an intriguing factor towards the end of the race
There's a lot of hand-holding with you.Probably a 4 or something. Only 2 really good stages in the first 2 weeks, then the 2 main mountain stages are just a domestique killing it out of nowhere and the 2 main guys holding hands to the finish, with a lot of wtf moments in between.
It's like the unwanted child of the 2011 Tour and 2012 Giro