You posts inspired me to reconsider my rating.Haha that was just a hyperbolic joke, I wasn't actually thinking of anything specific when I wrote that
(Although I guess giving it a good score only because your pet rider won might qualify?)
I thought it was a 4 from the racing, but because I bonded with so many people over how dull was the Giro I had many great conversations, so I have to increase to 7.
And then the Giro also made me realise where I will retire, in the village of Coi in Venetian mountains . I have to make it an 8 for this.
And then I increase my rating to 9 because the historical dramatic events in Rome, when my favorite rider won for the billionth time, destroying some domestics from Trek and DSM. A victory so historic the neutral commentator from GCN had to and congratulate the rider personally immediately after the stage. This human drama is why I watch the cycling.
I give another 0.5 points for shortening the stage on stage 13 and doing activism about the issue of rider sifety, having to do long stages in the cold is not why they became pro rides. The Giro promoted many deep and meaningful discourses with this decision and inspired us all to be more sympathetic viewers.
Overall, an excellent Giro. But it wasn't perfect, 9.5/10. I didn't see once Remco punch his handlebars or raise his arm in protest as he crossed the line. No tantrum or wrong turning, no finger-to-lips celebration when he won. This would crown the Giro for me. He is a true pattron of the peloton and speaks for the riders, I'm sure all 22 teams would vote for shorten the stage 13 with remco to keep them in line.