Saturday, 2 June 2018

1806.02 PINK MEANS A TRIPLE

The first of the Grand Tours is the Giro d'Italia, basically the Tour of Italy. I love bike racing and especially love the spectacle of the Grand Tours. This year's though proved to be the biggest spectacle I've ever seen.

Chris Froome was racing his 3rd Grand Tour in a row and if successful would join the ranks of Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault as the only riders to win all the Grand Tours in succession.

The race started with a depart in Israel (which was pretty dull if I'm being honest). British rider Simon Yates emerged as race leader until stage 19 until Froome, who was sitting at 3 minutes 22 seconds took up a historic 80km break away which not only saw him take the stage but also the overall lead.
Honestly, it was the most amazing ride I've ever watched and cements Chris Froome in the hall of legends. I know some doubt his performance, especially with the sambutamol enquiry hanging over him, but I understand that the fans have been hurt before. I'm confident that the outcome will be in Froome's favour and he'll go on to more success in the future.

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