Damiano Caruso: This Giro d'Italia has given me confidence in what I'm doing

Bahrain Victorious teammates hoist Damiano Caruso after his second place in the Giro d'Italia
Bahrain Victorious teammates hoist Damiano Caruso after his second place in the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

On Sunday morning, Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) hadn't even started coming down off the previous day's high. Even when he flipped on the television and saw the images of his victory the previous afternoon at Alpe Motta, it didn't seem real. It was like watching something that he had dreamt rather than lived.

"This morning, when I opened my eyes, I said, 'Did it really happen?'" Caruso said on Piazza Duomo on Sunday evening. "Then on the news, I saw a clip of me winning, and I said, 'Did I really win it like that? It was all magic."

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