- May 23, 2013
Well, that's that. What did you make of it?
Arredondo said:Can i give it a 6.5? A 6 or 7 doesn't really represent my feelings.
Good things about this Giro
The ever attacking fighting spirit of Arredondo, who gets rewarded with a stage win and the blue jersey
A great Pierre Rolland, who showed he wasn't here only in service of the Tour, but shows the best thing to do on a bike is to go full out in every race you are (VDB, are you reading this?)
The way Ireland approached this Giro, with the media attention and all the exciting people alongside the road
The way the new generation took over this Giro. It's really refreshing to see the likes of Aru, Kelderman, Quintana and in lesser meaning Uran and Majka fighting each other.
A couple good stages which provided some entertainment (Oropa, Montecampione, Barolo , Grappa and Sestola)
The stage to Val Martello, in all his aspects
The perfomances of Diego Ulissi, Michael Rogers, Enrico Battaglin, Nacer Bouhanni
The fighting spirit of Franco Pelizotti, Jarlinson Pantano, Fabio Duarte and Dario Cataldo
Bad things about his Giro
The crash of Dan Martin on the first day
The crash of Purito on stage 6 was a big blow
The fact a team like BMC ride the whole Giro in service for a guy who you know would max reach 8th place in GC
The fact you knew Quintana would win this Giro anyway after stage 6. Or already before the start
The bad coverage of the Rai in general. Too much irritating and unnecessary replays, bad time references, bad switches from the front group and favorites group in many stages
The Italian jury, who don't know what there doing and know what it means to organise a three week race
The weird thing for me is that even though the stage was fantastic, the rest of the Giro would have been much better without it, as there would have been a closer GC battle, and Quintana might have had to attack more.Ruby United said:Gave it a seven. May seem high but stelvio stage was one of the greatest stages in Giro history and saved the Giro.