About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Giro d'Italia - Stage 19, Bergamo to Macugnaga 209 km

Its really rainy in Monza, which is a bummer because the Giro d'Italia came through town today.

I headed over to Villa Reale around noon to see the race go by.  I had intended on riding my bike, but wimped out because I didn't want to get soaked.  It would have been easier overall though.  With all the traffic due to the road closure, I barely made it before the race came by.

Since Monza was only about 40 km into the race out of 209 km total, the cyclists were still bunched up in a huge peleton when they went by.  I could see their faces clearly and it was hard to tell if they were suffering after 19 days of racing or because of the poor weather conditions.

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Well, this was my last Giro stage I will get to see in person for awhile.  I've loved the cycling culture here in Italy and Europe and will miss it when we move home.

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