A Year in Images (6): ADORATION
02 November 2011

Vasil Kiryienka signs the most notorious and moral-boosting victory for Movistar Team in the 2011 season, conquering the biggest Giro stage in the Alps just hundred hours after Tondo's passing-away A rider solo, walking towards the victory with no opposition, with no visible suffering and always boosted by passional Italian fans, just like Vasil Kiryienka did on stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia through Finestre and Sestriere, with almost five minutes' advantage and just five days after the death of Xavi Tondo. It was the desire from everyone into the team: to bring a victory and celebrate for the lost teammate. After success in Italy -as big as the great impression left with two stage wins in the race-, some even bigger triumphs came, but none with the moral signification like the points to the sky by the Belarusian in an Alpine day difficult to ever forget.