#pelotonshorts Barring accidents, this will be the scene in Turin Sunday afternoon at the finish of the 99th Giro d’Italia (#giro): Vincenzo Nibali sitting in the face champion’s throne holding the senza fine (“without end”) trophy.

#PelotonShorts by John Wilcockson/Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

After a remarkable comeback in the high Alps over the past two stages, the 31-year-old Italian is on the point of winning the Italian grand tour for the second time.

This is how he celebrated three years ago when the Giro finished in Brescia—but a few days ago, when he was sitting in fourth place almost five minutes behind then leader Steven Kruijswijk, only a true optimist (and that surely describes Nibali) would have predicted this outcome.

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