On CyclingNews.com, the race report from yesterday's final stage of the Giro began like this:
As a 28-year-old, handsome Italian, with a loving family, a healthy newborn son, an adoring public and now pretty in pink, Ivan Basso has a lot of reasons to be happy today.
"I'm really, really happy today. I think it was a beautiful Giro, and this is a really special moment in my career," were some of the first words from the 2006 winner of the Giro d'Italia.
And yes, that's my emphasis.
Now all you non-cycling-fan readers can breathe a sigh of relief, as I won't have any cycling-related stuff to write about until the beginning of July with the start of the Tour de France. Although, I have to admit that when I get into cycling posts I kind of forget what I used to write about before there was a bike race going on. Bear with me, I'm sure it'll come to me shortly.