I was away for the final weekend of the Giro and was dissapointed to see Simoni knocked off the podium on the second to last day. Ouch. But that is what happens when you end 2+ minutes down from your biggest rival.
DiLuca and Liquigas rode a fantastic and aggressive Giro. DiLuca shut up his critics and kicked ass. Best Giro in a few years for sure. Andy Schleck is the revelation amongst a bunch of older dudes. Cunego and Ricco and 5th and 6th are the other young guns.
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas 92.59.39
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 1.55
3 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Astana 2.25
4 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir 3.15
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Fondital 3.49
6 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir 7.00
7 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit System 8.34
8 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - Fondital 10.14
9 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 10.44
10 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 11.58
I hope this is an indication of how open and aggressive this years TDF will be.