Anyone wondering why Italian TV decided to broadcast all the stages of the Giro d’Italia in their entirety had their answer today. As a matter of fact, are you sure it would be that cool to miss the first two hours of a stage like today’s just because we sometimes get bored?
Today we saw the Corsa Rosa at its best, with a route that was unpredictable and which, hush-hush, featured 4500 metres of elevation gain. The Calabrian-Lucanian ups and downs, in the end, altimetrically speaking, provided one of the toughest stages of this Giro. The ideal playground for many riders who, in fact, delivered an adrenalin-fuelled stage that flew by in a flash. All this, 24 hours after the flattest stage, not only altimetrically, of recent years.