It's reached a point where Liquigas are so strong they can let other riders take the spoils on the finish line.
After a devastating ride up the Mortirolo, Ivan Basso and team-mate Vincenzo Nibali gifted Friday's spectacular stage 19 to compatriot Michele Scarponi, safe in the knowledge that both of them have already notched victories in this year's race.
With Liquigas having also won the ITT, all boxes have been ticked. What's more, Basso will probably ride all the way to Verona in pink while Nibs should join him on the podium.
It's looking good for Blazin' Saddles's prediction: first and third for the Italian pair was what he saw in his crystal ball - although the likelihood of Cadel Evans splitting the two in second place is now looking about as likely as the Australian becoming an ambassador for the national cuisine of Korea after he suffered a tricky day in the saddle.
Evans has ridden a gutsy Giro but his lack of support within BMC is definitely taking its toll. Liquigas, with a full compliment of riders, were able to dictate play on Friday, with Sylvester Szmyd laying down the hammer with more gusto than any Polish builder in London.
The Pole was setting such a fierce pace on the nursery slopes of the Mortirolo that even Basso had to ask him to ease up a little.
It's scary to think just how strong Liquigas could be this July in the Tour when the likes of Roman Kreuziger and Peter Sagan clamber on board.
Such strength in depth is something Evans can only dream of - and Cuddles was probably rueing that very fact as he overcooked a turn and almost rode into a parked car on the final descent of the day.
Still, the race is far from over. The final time trial may be short, but it comes at the end of a gruelling three weeks.
Look at what happened to Denis Menchov last year. And before that there's still Saturday's brutal affair, which includes the daunting Passo di Gavia - a climb which Scarponi readily admits "will be hell".
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "There's no problem. We (Nibali and Basso) are both intelligent enough to know how to race." Ahead of Saturday's stage, Nibali promises Gazzetta that all will be well for him and Basso. How right he was.
Follow Blazin' Saddles throughout the Giro on www.twitter.com/saddleblaze.