I’m really happy that Anna got the stage win today. Not that I have anything against Annemiek, just it’s nice to see a bit of competition in the mountain stages. Annemiek may have won this Giro with her huge training schedules and meticulous preparations for the event, but as a fan it’s great to see the competition play out during the race with some wheel-to-wheel action. A special mention for Lucinda Brand, having to run to the finish line after a mechanical issue (not sure what, I’d guess a problem with her chain from the photos). That’s rotten luck after she was climbing so well too.
The end of the Giro Rosa is almost in sight, like every year it passes in a blur. The opening TTT seems like a lifetime ago but at the same time like it was just yesterday.