After the prologue and first two stages of the Giro d Italia Launceston cyclists Richie Porte is an unbelievable 2nd overall same time as Alex Vinokourov who leads) and Matt Goss 6th.
Today is a rest day and then tomorrow see the Team Trial, which may see Porte become the first Tasmanian and only the fifth Australian to wear the maglia rosa.
Cadel Evans who wore the pink jersey going into the stage was caught out and dropped from the front group in the crosswinds and lost 43 seconds. Importantly for Evans his main competion Carlos Sastre & Bradley Wiggins lost more time than Evans. Evans should be able to make this time back up in the time trials and mountain stages.
In the meantime fingers crossed for Portey and Gossy and lets hope we can one of these boys into the leaders jersey