The Giro d' Italia just completed this past weekend. This year's route started and finished in Northern Italy with plenty of action in the first and last week of the race. Alberto Contador took the overall victory after building a lead in the individual time trial and withstanding some fireworks in the final mountain stages.
The Italian favorite, Fabio Aru, finished with style by winning the final two mountain top finishes in the race. Those were good enough to cement his second place finish and to win the Best Young Rider award.
All the action in Northern Italy spills over into this week's Lucha Vino challenge with a Washington Nebiolo taking on a mighty Barolo challenger.
2012 Cotes de Ciel Nebbiolo v. 2011 Vietti Barolo Castiglione