One need only cast their minds back eleven years ago to support the overused TV commentator’s phrase that ‘anything can happen’. But as Anthony Tan writes, for the podium to be redefined four days from the finish, logic, caution and reason must be thrown out the back door.
Rear view mirror....Is the Giro d'Italia still a three horse race or is the maglia rosa safe on Vincenzo Nibali's shoulders? (Sirotti Images)
It’s never easy when apprentice usurps master, particularly when it happens earlier than expected. But as Anthony Tan writes, for those on the sidelines, it makes for fascinating viewing.
Nothing to prove... Cadel Evans has done it all, a world championship, a Tour de France win and a palmares that most would envy. The Australian has enjoyed a super return to the Giro d'Italia where he sits second overall and is within a sniff of pink. (Sirotti)