Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Giro d'Italia

This weekend saw the final stage of the Giro d'Italia, the national bicycle race that is to Italy what the Tour de France is to Hexagonland. An Italian rider, Ivan Basso, for the CSC team won the race and won it very convincingly (like Lance Armstrong style). I watched a few of the mountain stages on the TV and he dominated everyone else. Now that Lance Armstrong has retired from cycling, he is also the favorite to win the Tour de France this year (he was second behind Armstong last year).

Speaking of Americans who could fill Lance's shoes (or pedals), here is an article from the Deseret News on yet another American cyclist with Utah ties. Levi Leipheimer came in sixth last year in the Tour de France in July and won the Tour of Germany in August, so he could be the next American to win the Tour and really piss off the French.


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