From the beach to winning a Grand Tour in a month’s time: impressive! Alberto Contador secured the 2008 Giro today and has a pink jersey to complement his yellow. The victory creates a greater sense of legitimacy around his growing stature as perhaps the best cyclist in the world today. It also speaks volumes about the professionalism and efforts of his Astana team. It is no small feat to construct a Grand Tour win after being told of your entry just over a week before it got rolling.
Levi finished 18th. No doubt slightly disappointing, but there’s still a lot of cycling left this season. Go Levi!