Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stage 21, Part II: Rome: The Final Showdown

ROME, 30 May 2009 - Twenty three turns in 14.4 Km, speeds in excess of 50 Km/hour, and with rain in the forecast it should be an exciting finish.

Mario Cipollini said, "If the weather forecast for rain beginning at 1630 is correct then the situation will become more complicated for the leaders of the general classification. With wet cobblestones it would be easy to fall. It wouldn't be a fitting end to Giro to be decided based upon a fall. The choice of wheels to use will be important, more important will be flexibility than aerodynamics, in my opinion a dish rear wheel will not serve any purpose."

Favorites for today: Leipheimer, Armstrong, Rogers, Wiggins, Boasson Hagen and Menchox.

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