Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grazie Giro, arrivederci

And so ends another great year of the Giro. This has been the toughest yet, we've seen the sad passing of #108 Wouter Wegmann and numerous other riders pull out - Pinotti and Lewis the latest.

#108 Woulter Wegmann's memory still strongly remembered in the peleton

Italian tricoloured finish marking the 150th yr unification of Italy

Thankfully I've learnt my lesson and taken a few photos from my android phone so picture quality is improving until I can upload better resolution snaps.

Yeh... i like the way she holds the trophy too

Alberto has had an amazing race wining by a margin greater than six minutes seeing him overcome all contenders. We saw the rise of a little known hero in Jose Rujano keeping with Contador for most of Mt Etna. The crowds would roar at the mention of his name.

Australian time trial champion Cameron Meyer

"Good time trial. You get a Fanta "
Jose Rujano
Russell Downing being interviewed by cyclingnews
Swiss BMC rider Johann Tschopp
Stage winner David Millar post time trial

Congratulations Alberto on your second Giro win!

Alberto seems to have mastered the champagne celebration look...
very well...
Fingerbang has done it again

After the Giro my next stop is beautiful Lake Como to visit the patron saint of cycling - the Madonna del Ghisallo

Til then, ciao

Greenedge's Matt White

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The final countdown

Streets have been warned, pigeons swept aside and the pink carpet rolled out. Bring on the stage 21 time trial in Milan.

The Duomo, finish line for this year's Giro

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Giro 2011 stage 19

Today's Giro stage starts in the town of Bergamo just east of Milan. I got a chance to see cycling's superstars plus a Team Movistar Pinarello was on hand equipped with Campagnolo's yet to be released electronic groupset. But first a disclaimer. As I'm travelling and relatively new to posting while away, most photos and videos are from my camera retaken on my android phone so I can post to Cyclespokes. [UPDATE: have reuploaded original photos now] Next time I shall be prepared

Early photos from a cyclingnews story mentioned the size of the battery unit on Campag's group but seeing in real life reaffirms that view.

Even the map placeholder is a Pinarello!
Felice Gimondi

Skoda man, always a blast

Jerome Pineau

HTC Highroad Craig Lewis

Marco Pinotti

Michele Scarponi wearing Maglia Rosso Passione
Roman Kreuziger best young rider

Stefano Garzelli Maglia Verde
Jose Rujano

Last year's Giro best young rider Richie Porte

Maglia Rosa Alberto Contador

One final word for those diehard roadies that insist on only gels for nutrition. Spot what Dave Millar packs in his jersey pockets. No it ain't a yellow cucumber.


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