Evenepoel rude (4), Thomas romantic loser (8), Zana hope (10) - Corriere.it

Evenepoel rude (4), Thomas romantic loser (8), Zana hope (10) - Corriere.it


Of Marco Bonarrigo and Gaia Piccardi

Almeida 7 still lacks the quid for the throne, defeated romantic Thomas (8), triumphant Roglic (10), rude Evenepoel

Who comes (Curlyat 21 the youngest of the 176 parties, vote 8excellent impression) and who leaves (Cavendish, 8, the veteran who shoots the last bullet in Rome). There are the Belgian who we will remember for the rudeness of not having warned the Giro of the hasty flat rate due to Covid (Evenepoel, 4 to bad manners and 0 to Lefevereboss Soudal, for his sprawling attacks on the race), the generous Frenchman who will return to Franche-Comté to raise goats (adieu a Pinot, 9wonderful loser, fifth at the end and blue jersey) and the proud Sicilian (Caruso, 7 to longevity), at the foot of the podium at 35 years old. And the faces office registers the bewildered look of Lekensundfive days in pink, the first leader born in the Arctic Circle (8).

been a difficult Giro (8), a long enclave of Covid and bad weather, a wait-and-see and provocateur for the patience he forced us into while waiting for the action, which arrived late but a lot, beautiful, and all at the same time. When freed from tensions and withdrawals (51 total), the race launched into orbit
Almeida at Monte Bondone (7 to the Portuguese: he wears the white shirt but he still lacks the quid for the throne), Thomas in Val di Zoldo (8 to the grand old Welshman, collapsed on the last stage, romantic defeated on the last hurray) and Roglic on the Slovenian border (10 to the winner) in the stage that decided the podium, leaving the fourth narrowest margin in history (14 seconds) between winner and loser. The return of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, without the snowfall by Nibali (2013), breathtaking show (10), the heat of Naples (9), the first fruits of the uphill time trial on the unprecedented ascent of Monte Lussari (1
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and praise the courage to go up there), a lucid madness that only the Giro, with its light-hearted and irreverent character, can afford. And the great beauty of Rome (10), the grand finale which also seduces Lappartient, president of the UCI, and perhaps will convince him to grant that week of postponement in the calendar that the Giro has been asking of him for some time. It could help to avoid having to give up Cima Coppi (it was the Gran San Bernardo, due to the risk of avalanches they became the Tre Cime) and to avoid the strike threatened by the runners under the water (4 timing: Crans Montana was not the fraction to be shortened), with discontent remained in the caravan for too long.

The strongest triumphs while along the way young and interesting Azzurrini appear in the limelight. Four Italian stage victories: in addition to Dainese in Caorle (8), Bais on the Gran Sasso (9) gives Eolo di Basso and Contador hopes of survival beyond the end of the season, AC Milan sprint to San Salvo (10) and the cyclamen jersey gives us back the puppy of a sprinter and Zana in Val di Zoldo (10) reveals the DNA of a climber for great tours. Fingers crossed.

May 28, 2023 (change May 28, 2023 | 23:27)



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