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Giro Stage – 19 SAN CANDIDO/INNICHEN – PIANCAVALLO 191KM

Once again an early start, the race begins five kilometres from our overnight stop. We were still in the  mountains (Mick had muttered briefly...

Giro Stage 18 – MOENA – ORTISEI/ST ULRICH 139KM

After another early night and a relatively peaceful nights sleep Mick appeared comfortable with today’s ride which was yet another split stage, even though...

Giro Stage 17 – TIRANO – CANAZEI 219KM

The day started in bright sunshine, we were meeting a contingent from Polypipe  (one of the main sponsors) who were going to ride with...

Giro Stage 16 – ROVETTA – BORMIO 222km Split Stage

After a much needed rest day in Bergamo, we felt suitably recharged and ready for yet another Queen stage. Thankfully the torrential downpour the...

Giro Stage 15 – VALDENGO – BERGAMO 199KM

After another quiet night in the sleepy city of Biella which is synonymous with the wool industry. Mick was expecting a fairly flat day. The...

Giro Stage 14 – CASTELLANIA – OROPA 131KM

Today’s ride is fairly flat finishing on the Santuario di Oropa  (CAT 1 climb) which is the seat of the ‘Montagna Pantani’ for the...

Giro Stage 13 – REGGIO EMILIA – TORTONA 166km

Today presented some major headaches, cars, cars and more cars, throw in the occasional resurfacing work and the morning quickly became the afternoon. The route...

Giro Stage 12 – FORLI – REGGIO EMILA 220KM

The stage is mostly flat, although it has 2 uncomplicated climbs, Colla di Casaglia and Valco Apennines which wasn’t going to cause to much...

Giro Stage 11 – FIRENZE – BAGNO DI ROMAGNA 166KM

This stage pays tribute to Gino Bartali with the starting point of the Cycling Museum Gino Bartali in Ponte a Email as the depart,...

Giro Stage 10 – FOLIGNO – MONTENERO 39.8 KM (TIME TRIAL)

A day of mostly travelling was interspersed with a rapid time trial by Mick, the sun was beating down but Mick came through unscathed...
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