You may glance at the headline above you and reflexively gag at the hyperbole. However, you would be wrong to do so, for Astana’s Diego Rosa really did the shit.
Some context: Rosa tore away from the day’s breakaway just 41 kilometers into Stage 5 of the Tour of the Basque Country. He was pretty far down in the overall classification, so most everyone was content to let him escape and try to solo the last 110 kilometers. The Italian made it to the line a full 3:13 ahead of his nearest pursuer, and celebrated as you would atop a podium, only he did so while crossing the line. The race concludes tomorrow after a short time trial in Eibar.