Giro d’Italia 2011 – Recap

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.

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Giro d’Italia 2011 – Rest Day

Rest Day

Giro 2105 - Torri di FraeleAs 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).

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Giro d’Italia 2011 – Stage 10

Gavia & Stelvio

GPS of today's rideGavia info / Stelvio info

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…

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