Froome to the Giro
|Daniel Larusso's gonna fight?!|
With the addition of the best Grand Tour rider of our generation (I don't really believe that, but the Spokes Man has got to please the Tifosi with a bit of writing panache) to the Giro startlist this may just be the best Giro ever. Now I've seen a few Giri in my day and I unapologetically love it, sometimes more than the Tour, sometimes. But having said that, the Giro always seems to be missing something. That something is the Tour favorite. The person many would cite as the best rider in the world. Well, this year will not be the same. This year, Froome Dogg is gonna lay it all on the line. Will he win the Giro effectively sweeping the grand tours (3 in a row)? Can he go on to win the Tour also, scoring the unprecedented (at least off the top of my head with no research, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if Merckx has done it) GT Double-Double? Or will Sky's plan for world dominance crash and burn? Is Icarus flying to high? Will Froome lose the Giro then come to the Tour tired, lose that too and then never achieve the record tying 5th Tour? He was no Indurain they'll say. Doomed forever to the second eschelon of Tour winners? This is what I'll be routing for, but I'm a dick and without a legit Tour contender of my own I will have to route for that famous German cyclist Schadenfreude.