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Bookwalter remembers Giro prologue ride

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Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team) crosses the finish line

Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team) crosses the finish line (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Brent Bookwalter (BMC) also hit the deck.

Brent Bookwalter (BMC) also hit the deck. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Brent Bookwalter (USA)

Brent Bookwalter (USA) (Image credit: Hedwig Kröner)

Brent Bookwalter started the Giro d'Italia as a relatively unknown domestique but when he crossed the finish line just over ten minutes later, he had become a star.  The American posted the provisional best time for the opening time trial and in the end was runner-up by only two seconds.

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