Words: Harry Dowdney | Date:
There was a touch of fire and brimstone about the race for pink this week, with Team Sky’s Richie Porte choosing martyrdom over another seven days of self-flagellation. Meanwhile, Italy’s latest prodigal son Fabio Aru is also having a tough time of it, finding stepping into the hallowed shoes of Marco Pantani a tricky reckoning as Alberto Contador continues his relentless pilgrimage to the promised land (Milan). He’s looking stronger than ever. We’ve been enjoying the racing at Italy’s Grand Tour as always; we just hope that none of cycling’s sons have sinned in their pursuit of glory.