Who will take home the points jersey?
Petacchi, McEwen, Browne, Napolitano... should be some real sprinting fireworks, right? Maybe, but that doesn't mean the points jersey will be awarded from this crowd. Since the Giro has so much climbing, it has recently taken the special all-round skills of Paolo Bettini to take this secondary prize. Not since 2004, when Alessandro Petacchi won commandingly, has a traditional sprinter taken the maglia ciclamino, and that was following the year when the sprinting genius Gilberto Simoni won it.
Look at last year's final points standings:
- J.E. Gutierrez
- Olaf Pollack
- Paolo Savoldelli