Days like today make me wonder if I should bother writing a post at all. I feel terrible for TV and radio commentators who have to talk for endless hours about nothing at all. Then, the sprint happens and it's done. Just like a long, boring basketball game that finishes 89-90 and the only part worth watching was the last 10 seconds.
The Italian rider was out in the break yet again today. this poor guy has bounced around since he became a pro in 2008. The 29-year-old has ridden for Lampre, Katusha, OPQS, IAM Cycling, and now Androni Giocattoli.
Is Cipollini alive?
I am very surprised at the absolute absence of Mario Cipollini on TV this Giro. I know The Lion has been showing up in random photos on twitter, but it's not the same. I wan more Cipo, dammit! I demand more Cipo!
A moment of silence.
On a much more serious note, RCS Sport ordered a moment of silence before the stage start this morning to honor the death of 32 children in a school bus fire in Colombia yesterday. In addition, Team Colombia riders wore black armbands, honoring the day of mourning declared by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos. The other Colomians in the race, Arredondo, Urán, Quintana, Anacona and Henao joined Team Colombia in honouring the victims of this tragedy.