Saturday, June 14, 2014

Northen Italy & Chasing The Giro

The last two weeks have been an exciting, exhausting whirlwind of chasing the Giro D'Italia through the Dolomiutes. Driving winding (terrifying) mountain passes through empty ski villages (its inbetween seasons) and cycling & hiking in everything from feilds of flowers to snow!
Oh, and how could i forget. Eating. I may come back about 20kg heavier at this rate. Italians sure know how to eat - paritculary carbs & cheese! Have eaten some amazing pastas, 90c macciatos in the stand up coffee bars all over the place & of course far to much wine! The first two weeks saw us staying in the towns of Bormio, Canazei, then Bassano del Grappa and over to Trieste on the boarder of Italy, Slovenia & Croatia. We have seen 6 stages of the Giro, inclduing mountain stages, a time trial, the final day & were incredibly lucky to have one of my instagam followers, who works in the cycling industry, organise VIP passes for one of the start days for us. We were able to walk around & check out all the team busses, watch the riders warm up & met my favourite rider too! Had a great chat with the Orica Greenedge guys & watched the start with a glass of prosecco in hand! The internet access has been average at best, meaning the laptop hasnt come out much, and i fear the blogging will be very difficult! If you follow me on instagram you'll be getting a few pics a day though!

1 comment:

  1. Yay!! So glad you had a chance to write a quick post Sal! Looks like you're having an amazing time. Not sure how you cope with the constant change in temps, must have been a packing nightmare.
    Daisy xo



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