Italy is so stoked! Italians REALLY love cycling and its because Vincenzo Nibali is this years TdF winner. He is also the first Italian to wear yellow on the Champs Elysees since Marco Pantani won in 1998 ( Pantani also won the Giro in 98 at the height of the doping era) and before that was Felice Gimondi in 1965.
Close-up of the tatoo of French cyclist Julie Krasniak reading “Cyclo Femme” (‘Cyclo-woman’) taken during the Espoir ladies’ individual time-trial during the France’s cycling Championships, on June 21, 2011 in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, northern France. (via Photo from Getty Images)