To quote a little girl called Alice, this Giro keeps on getting curiouser and curiouser.
With Matt Goss crossing the line to take stage nine, that's three wins in four days for the peloton's Australian contingent. That's more g'days than an episode of Neighbours.
Goss's victory also means that four riders in nine days have broken their Grand Tour duck - with seven in total winning on the Giro for the very first time. It's proving a real race for the outsider, that's for sure.
And it may be a tenuous connection, cynically underlined by Blazin' Saddles, but the home nation Italy are still without a win this year, at a time when the Italian authorities are really clamping down on doping. Pasta for thought, surely.
On another rain-lashed day (where riders were indecipherable in their bright jackets and the puddles en route were rather like small ponds) the script had a victory for Goss's HTC-Columbia team-mate Andre Greipel, back in the groove after a limping through the opening first week with an illness.
But habitual lead-out automaton Goss dropped the boy Greipel with ease (he owed him nothing) to throw the cat amongst the pigeons (his sister's chocolate box was apparently the key) and become properly famous in Cava de' Tirreni.
With long-term sparring partner Mark Cavendish back on winning ways across the Atlantic, heaven certainly felt like 10 zillion light years away for Greipel.
Enough of these lame Matt-Goss-From-Bros puns - Saddles really should have patented this act when the 23-year-old broke through last year. Goss the cyclist has now graduated from the name-pun category of rider and hit the big time. So it's the end of the road for these tired gags.
What a race the Australians are having. Makes up for losing the Twenty20 cricket final so comprehensively to England on Sunday, eh?
It was another Australian, winner of stage seven to Montalcino, Cadel Evans, who yet again showed some new-found attacking zeal in the final straight on Monday.
With Mount Vesuvius as a mighty backdrop for the finish in the Bay of Naples, Evans erupted out of the peloton in search of some bonus seconds after a volcanic Vinokourov had pinged off the front.
Both Vino and Evans cancelled each other out like two kings on a chessboard, but it was a thrilling subplot to Goss's glossy win. BS anticipates their duel over the next two weeks with as much relish as a Heinz factory.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Our goal here is to pick up more stage wins, whether it's with me, Andre, or anybody else." It took a long time coming, but now Matt Goss is focused on HTC-Columbia winning more stages.
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