I came darn close (or stepped over the line) as live threads trailed on for a long while after the ends of stages. I was not alone. So think of this as the "outside" (or the little room out back) that you can take yourself off to for a few minutes, if the urge pops up during the rest of the Giro, CA, or any other random time. Anxiety over current riders, disillusionment or vindication about past riders? Feel free to stink up this little thread on the side, and avoid the embarrassing faux pas of pungent venting in the live threads.
so, yeah, my rude comment was pointing towards the sad fact that the elf himself, Rujano, was popped basically at the very start of his pro career, in 2003. Yes, that was the dark ages. Perhaps it is a good sign that he has kinda bounced from team to team ever since. On the other hand, several may have been, perhaps, no better than they ought to be. Others have been major, major teams (not to say there can't be overlap in those categories). I want to root for him, I want to cheer for him, I have anxieties all the same. And, yeah, I'm really glad that Big George came clean, regardless of the reason. And I wonder where that gold medal will eventually land. I have to guess it's unlikely to stop at the 2nd step of the podium, based on circumstantial evidence and allegations to date. OK, that's what I had a bellyful of. Your turn, now.