Cruelly separated on Friday by Vincenzo Nibali's crafty bonus-second sprint, British combo Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome restored their historic one-two at the top of the Vuelta standings on Saturday.
As the Team Sky website so aptly put it - for once wholly justified in their hyperbole - the Wiggins-Froome double act put on "a stunning display of climbing that left a trail of destruction in their wake".
That destruction included dealing out a hefty lesson to defending champion Nibali, who had been taking back cheeky seconds here and there since the ITT, but who saw it all thrown back in his face in the space of a few kilometres.
The Italian even had the ignominy of having to finish alongside Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez, who, since winning two ramped stages and taking the green jersey, has been riding more like a sprinter in the mountains than a climber.
"Friggins" crossed the line as one, 45 seconds down on stage winner Rein Taaramae, and pretty much fell into each other's arms on realising they had cemented their place at the top of the standings.
Saddles would have said "get a room" - but they probably already share a room in the Sky hotel anyway.
So, it's official - Friggins are the new Frandy, only more explosive and exciting - and being British, infinitely more beefy and macho. Oh, and they might win something too.
Saddles was trying to think of the last time two Britons have been at top of the standings in the second week of a Grand Tour. Surely it's a first. Sean Yates and Max Sciandri sure as hell never managed it.
If tandem was an Olympic sport for London 2012, you'd make Wiggins and Froome a shoe-in for a Team GB gold medal.
Still, mustn't count the chickens before the eggs hatch. Saturday's final climb to La Farrapona - Lagos de Somiedo wasn't especially testing. It was long and had some steep parts - but quite a lot of it actually appeared to be going downhill.
In short, the stage 14 finish very much mirrored that of stage nine to La Covatilla, in which Friggins - or Woome - put on a near identical show.
But Sunday's stage 15 will be very different. The final climb up the Alto de l'Angliru is one of the most demanding in professional bike racing. The steepest part has a gradient of 23.6 percent (that's no typo), and the final 6km has an average of 13.1 percent.
Only the best have won on the Angliru - Jose Maria Jimenez, Gilberto Simoni, Roberto Heras, Alberto Contador - and the question Saddles now poses is can you honestly see the names of either Bradley Wiggins or Chris Froome adding to that list?
Vincente Belda, the manager of the now defunct Kelme team, said of the Angliru back in 2003: "What do they want? Blood? They ask us to stay clean and avoid doping and then they make the riders tackle this kind of barbarity."
As bullish as Friggins have been in this year's race, are they barbarians? We're about to find out.