I watched the stage from Limone sul Garda and the finale at ‘Casa Vik’, today. It was kind of him to invite me over; I wouldn’t have made it home in time to see the finish. But it wasn’t the same, not being there, not being part of it all. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and more sentimental, but this year I felt the strongest connection to the race I’ve had in the seven times I’ve covered it.
Perhaps it was because we chatted to Jack Bauer and Alex Rasmussen most days – or maybe it was because we were so well looked after at all of the digs we stayed in, but whatever it was, the Giro had us, hook, line and sinker.