“Lucky it went well.”

So goes the understatement of the Giro.  Today Jens Voigt broke away from his breakaway companions in the final 36 kilometers to take the 18th stage of the 2008 Giro.  Jens now adds a Giro victory to his bulging palamares.

In stunning contrast to upstart Ricardo Ricco, Jens described the breakaway this way.

“When I went in the escape, I said ‘Wow, I am in a good group.’  I tried not to lose morale with such a group.”

Trying rival Jens Voight in understatement his breakaway companion Italian Champion and former maglia rosa wearer Giovanni Visconti;

“We all know Voigt well; when he gets going you can’t stop him. He deserves it.”

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