Cav, like him or loathe him, what a sprinter. His train is by no means HTC – the GreenEdge boys were much better organised, yesterday – but all that does is to underline his quality. Today, in the stage from Savona to Cervere, he was isolated and boxed – he was free-wheeling at one stage – the gap opened and he was through it in a blink.
His spatial awareness, reactions and acceleration make him a remarkable athlete.
The Gazzetta compares him to Cipo – in terms of total wins and at the same age.