Monday, May 24, 2010

This one's for Dallas

Regular visitors to this site will know how much Dallas loves the Giro. They will also know that he always finds a way to include a cx rider on his pool team. How fitting is it, then, that Dallas cemented his grasp on the overall lead, in part thanks to John Gadret's top 10 ride up the Zoncolan? Evans's second place finish helped too, as did Arroyo's 11th place showing. Dallas wound up with 230 points on the day. Good enough to win the stage. But he had to share it with Jonny B, who has the same combination of riders on his team. So Dallas becomes the first repeat stage winner of the 2010 FGBC Giro d'Italia Pool. And yet Jonny B keeps the streak of different winners alive. Jay had 205 points to round out the podium.

No change to the overall podium. But the gaps have gotten a bit bigger. Dallas's lead is over 100 points now. Val leads Jonah by just 20. But Olli has fallen back a bit. He's 75 points from the podium now. Greg is 45 points behind Olli. And Cousin Adam has entered into the mix. He is just 7 points behind Greg.

Full results and standings here.

Rest day today. Tomorrow is an uphill ITT. It just keeps getting better at the Giro.


co2cycle said...

is there a lantern rouge awarded for the giro? if so, i'm gunning for it.

Anonymous said...

I am getting goose bumps just thinking about Tuesday. I love watching the stupefying inclines that the riders have to drag them selves over all the while lodging complaints to the uci and organizer about how "inhumane" it is. I love the fact that some will go to be tonight knowing that they will be destroyed ego wise as they once thought they were good climbers.

Goods not enough for the giro, that's where the tour comes in. The giro demands truly the best. Climbing speed is irrelevant./ just dragging you ass up during the daylight hours is the task.

Oh and what was up with that little upstart in the U.S? At least Canada had a day to shine there although it will be about as notable to the European riders as a Canada cup in Sask:)

Dallas "please always remember and never forget. cross is boss." Sigurdur