May 30 2013
Finished a full Grand Tour—a certified pro, as Paul Kimmage once said. Great to see Nibali take a few stages to “stamp his authority on the race”; I remember when that phrase meant dumping another two minutes onto your GC rivals on the second mountain stage after merely smashing them on the first. The times—as Danilo Di Luca found out—they are a-changin’. Don’t forget there’s a Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 as well.