Saturday, October 15, 2011

Giro di Lombardia Part 2

As you can see, a gorgeous (but too cold for us to get the bikes out)  day at Madonna del Ghisallo. We began the morning with a visit to a local bar for cappuccino and a copy of La Gazzetta dello Sport, then up to the shrine/museum where Tour de France 2011 winner Cadel Evans was donating an autographed yellow jersey to be displayed. Other cycling celebrities were there, including Gianni Motta who won La Corsa Rosa back in 1966, if what was written on his bike is correct. These ex-pros show up at a lot of events to shake hands and be remembered. A lot more will be in Milano tomorrow for the official announcement of the 2012 Giro d'Italia course. You can see photos of the big screen TV at our hotel where we watched the race for an hour or so before they arrived here and we ran out into the street to see it live. Once the race caravan passed and we'd cheered Vincenzo Nibali's audacious (but sadly, unsuccessful) attack, we ran back inside to see the conclusion of the race. We'll enjoy a pizza and birra tonight before we head back to our HQ to prepare for departure for Sicily.

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