“Best Of” picture gallery of our Giro d’Italia 2011 – if you want the larger original(s), drop me a line.
More info on that Giro here.
Cyclopaat, an alter ego with a twist
At the end of 2010, the first ideas for a trip to the Italian Alps arose. Since his “storming” of the Stelvio in 2008, Cyclopaat wanted to go back for more.
He went on a – rigorous – diet, became a little bit overconfident while planning the stages of the trip, but eventually had his first “Grand Tour”, a Giro d’Italia of his own making…
So, here’s a short recap with some stats of his Giro.
(More Stelvio and a hidden gem)
For his birthday, C. treated himself with another climb of the Stelvio on Mapei Day.
After all, to honor him, the Italians had closed the road for all motorized traffic – they also invited a couple of thousand friends to accompany him on his ride…
As if to punish him, poor C. – having a well deserved day off – witnessed that the weather today was good.
Rain and more rain the previous three days, but not today 🙁
Hopefully, this weather will continue through tomorrow, because the ‘Mapei Day’ climb of the Stelvio will be more enjoyable, certainly since there also will be no motorized traffic during the event(s).
It was raining (again) this morning and C. tweeted he might have been hit by a truck overnight (or at least by a minivan).
Not very good conditions to undertake more crazy climbing expeditions, like taking on both the Gavia and Stelvio in one ride…
But once again he couldn’t help himself and around 9:20 he and T. set course to Ponte di Legno. C. was hoping for a chance to tackle the Gavia from that side, since the 1st attempt on Wednesday failed…