A boring stage made boring-er.
Today's parade was pretty boring, but let's be honest: the last 30k (after the inevitable catch of the early morning breakaway) would have been exactly the same without the neutralization. The only difference would have been a higher average speed.
Personally, the best part of the stage came early. As the sluggish bunch went by the small town of Molfetta, I got a text from my friend Morris. Morris, who we have mentioned on the podcast multiple times, is from the aforementioned coastal town. The text read:
HOLY SHIT! These dudes totally just cruised past my Nonna's crib!
Nonna was probably on the side of the road with her wrinkled fist in the air, yelling: "Muoviti più veloce, cazzo lento!!*"
Tomorrow: "mountain top" finish.
While the 4th category climb to Viggiano isn't exactly the Zoncolan, I assure you the stage will be a thousand times more entertaining than anything we've seen so far in this year's Giro, including all those ginger kids they showed us in the streets of Ireland.
*"Move faster, you lazy fucks!!"