Saddles has a confession to make. He's in Wales. It might explain the lack of humour in yesterday's blog. It will certainly explain the ramshackle nature of today's effort.
As he writes, Saddles is peering out of the second floor bay window overlooking the beach at Criccieth. After a dreary day of rain, the sun has finally come out, making the sea a remarkable shade of green. It's the perfect vista from which to brush up on the day's action in the Giro.
Much like Saddles' bank holiday escapade in Wales, there had been fears that today's race schedule would have to be changed owning to bad weather conditions. Race organisers decided stage 20 would go ahead in its original format, however, despite the packed snow atop the Gavia.
Images from above were quite incredible as the riders edged up a thin grey strip surrounded by a sea of white.
Meanwhile, Saddles' own holiday organiser, Mrs Saddles, also confirmed that today's touristic schedule would go ahead despite the inevitable heavy rain - and so up we traipsed into the heart of Snowdonia on the world's oldest independently owned steam railway train. Fascination all round. Talk about motorised doping.
Looking at the photos at the start of stage from Italy, only Bradley Wiggins had a smile on his face. That may have something to do with the Team Sky dormant maestro being surrounded by a couple of rather fetching brunettes.
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Hats off to Bboxer Johan Tschopp, the lightweight Swiss rider, for recording the biggest win of his career - and putting Switzerland on the Giro map for the first time since the days of Alex "20:17 vision" Zulle.
Fair play too to Cadel Evans for giving it his all on the Tonale and blowing Alexandre Vinokourov away with a two-wheeled blunderbuss of an attack. It's certainly too little too late for the Australian, but maybe it will do his psyche some good not to finish a grand tour in second place for a change.
Tomorrow, while the remaining riders razz it up against the clock on the way to Verona, Saddles will - rather fittingly - be visiting the Italianate Welsh town of Portmeirion (the urban equivalent of Joe Calzaghe).
Apparently it's quite an interesting place which packs quite a punch. Wiggo will no doubt have another smile on his face when he bookends his Giro with another time trial win.
And maybe - just maybe - Saddles will have more inspiration and be able to actually write something vaguely funny.
But now, Saddles is off to the pub followed by a curry at the local Spice Bank. This may well be topped off with a bit of Eurovision Song Contest viewing back at the B&B.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Channel surfing, Eurosong comes on. what the hell is representing Serbia?" Saddles' thoughts entirely, Robbie [McEwen]. The use of "what" over "who" quite merited.
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