I agree it is not enough that a legend won, but the last ITT was so epic, it definitely brought up the score for a couple of grades at least.I really wonder if you are trolling......
No, it's really not enough just that a legend wins.
No, it was hardly any GC action before stage 20. Not any longer than the last 3-4 kms of stges.
No, one exceptional day can't make up for a lack of action in the rest of the Giro.
Yes, it's completely legit to have made up our mind already before stage 20. Before absolutely nothing can make up for the general lack of action until then.
A great champion won a very unexciting GT in memorable fashion on the last GC day.
I watched some of the Giro stages in bed ...
Take a lie down for a while
There’s also been a big attack that helps out TdS, if Evenepoel does win overall. If Almeida pulled off a comeback and did what Roglic did for example I doubt you’d be giving the race such a high rating.
I don’t think anyone thinks what Roglic did that day wasn’t grand or phenomenal. It’s as grand and phenomenal as Pogacar, Roglic, Froome, Contador, Basso, Sastre, Landis (for a short time), and Pantani’s big moment that led them to win the GT. But those editions also had more going on then just that moment.If Almeida would crush my heart like that. I could never give it a 2.
P.S. But i see that you do acknowledge the grandness of the move in your analogy. So in the end we are likely on the same page, generally speaking.
I don’t think anyone thinks what Roglic did that day wasn’t grand or phenomenal.
If you had a big meal, and most of the food was kinda "meh", but the desert was delicious, would you claim it was the best meal you'd ever had?