Iseo

Last minute look at Lake Garda just before departing….

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We headed to a vineyard as each of the Giro celebrates Franciacorte as each year the Giro travels through a different wine area.  We learned about their winemaking, with most partaking in samples…not me, as given my rib, no way was I riding with alcohol in my blood stream.

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Photographing our photographer Stephano

We then departed on our bikes heading to the race finish at Lake Iseo. Nice ride. When we arrived we decided to do extra and do a previous Giro climb of about 8 km.

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Great views on the way up but I was not stopping…I just kept plugging away…turning at the top and then descending I stopped where a number of riders were taking photographs overlooking Lake Iseo.

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Warm 26 degrees for the climb, but nice descent.

Back at our base camp we ate again….I really was not hungry…despite the course only being metres away, a group of us walked down to the finish line to check town out.

Found this beautiful old motor bike…

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Another house well decked out….

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Some guys I recognised…

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Roberto and Clive, part of our crew lurking in town.

Found the shores of Lake Iseo…

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Found gelato…this is Erin. I am adopting her! She and Hannah would get on great!

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I liked this warning sign…

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Loved this ladies shoes, ideal for riding a scooter…?

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The winners champagne is all ready on the podium…

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Then the rain came down ….after such beautiful weather all day…

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Rain bucketed down…I got soaked…given the weather I just watched the metres out from the finish…,.woosh……

Our leader Daniele would be happy, his good friend and former teammate Viviani won.  I think it is about the fourth stage win at the Giro for him.

Tomorrow our plans are in disarray due to the earthquake and road landslip…so,the Giro is to be rerouted…us too….final details being nutted out as we speak.

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