While the riders are enjoying their rest day in Verona, here at VeloVoices Towers I’ve been picking the bones out of the first three days of action in the 2012 Giro d’Italia. Having looked at Taylor Phinney‘s big adventure so far and the early winners and losers, here’s the second part of my analysis which focuses on the glorious madness of the sprints and remembering the loss of one of the sport’s true champions.
After three incident-packed days in Denmark, the Giro circus has packed up to return to Italy in preparation for a marathon 12-stage middle ‘week’. Some riders will be reflecting on a job well done so far, while others will be licking their wounds. And a certain Italian sprinter will be steering clear of the team hotels of Sky and BMC for the foreseeable future. Here’s part one of my analysis of the first three days of action in the 2012 Giro d’Italia.