|Our group riding through a town with Giro decorations
Today's route started with a pleasant ride through alpine villages and a long descent. I was thankful for the disc brakes on the Trek Domane SL7 I was riding.
|Photo along the Giro route
After riding up Mortirolo, supposedly the second hardest climb in Europe, we gathered for lunch. I was one of the last to get to the top, but some folks did not even attempt it. So, I was a bit disappointed, but not too badly. After lunch, we went outside to wait for the Giro riders to come up the same climb we had just don't. It was a bit foggy and drizzling, like it had been on our ride, but not bad. Over the next 20 minutes, the clouds descended and the rains fell. By the time the riders arrived it was pouring.
|Obligatory selfie in the Alps
Some more photos
|The crowds near the top of Mortirolo shortly before the
clouds and rain rolled in, followed by the Giro riders
|First two riders climbing Mortirolo