This has been a weird and difficult couple of weeks for the Giro and I wonder if some damage has been done in how the events have panned out.
I am, of course, talking about the death of Wouter Weylandt and how his passing affected riders, team officials and fans.
Although unrelated, the timing of Xavier Tondo's passing has added to the feeling.
After the route was altered on Sunday for safety I wonder if we will see less of the unmade roads and super steep climbs in the race in future.
What does everyone think?