Here is a scene from today’s stage of the Giro d’Italia, which ends tomorrow in Milan. Spaniard Alberto Contador, who won the 2007 Tour de France by 23 seconds, is four seconds ahead of Italian Riccardo Riccò. Here is tomorrow’s stage: an individual time trial of 17.7 miles. May the strongest man win.

Addendum: There has been no nonItalian winner of the Giro since 1996, and no Spanish winner since 1993.

Addendum 2: If you want to watch tomorrow’s exciting stage, tune in Versus (formerly the Outdoor Life Network) at two o’clock Central Time. The time trial will be shown on tape delay.