Giro 2018 Tour Wrap Up

A rider cycling down the Mortirolo descent

The Giro has come and gone for another year and below is a pictorial wrap up of our Italian adventure following the 101st version of the great race.

This was an amazing eight days of riding and experiencing the food, vino and Italian culture of the regions we traversed.

Cyclists riding out of Cortina d'Ampezzo

Heading up and out of Cortina d’Ampezzo on the way to the spectacular Passo di Falzarego, with its 1000m of elevation over a 16km ascent, made for a great warming up of the legs on our first day.

Cyclists looking at the view of the Dolomites as they climb up a hill

All eyes left. The crew enamoured with the Dolomiti scenery as we head up to Passo Di Giau.

a cyclist filling his water bottle from a cascading mountain stream by the road

Taking time to fill the bidons with some fresh mountain spring water.

Spectators at the Giro d'Italia cycle race

A little alpine refreshment as we await the arrival of the tete de la course.

The giro d'Italia racing under a bridge in Italy

Poised roadside to watch the day’s break as it rolls through Cortina d’Ampezzo.

cyclists ring up stelvio

Passo Dello Stelvio in the snow with 3k to go. With no cars and just the marmots, it was another beautiful morning on the bike.

non riding partners at a mountain lake in Italy

Our non riding guests enjoying the spectacular Dolomiti scenery from a different perspective on one of their daily hikes.

The pink leaders jersey racing on a small road in Italy

The Maglia Rosa on the tiny roads of the lower slopes of Colle delle Finestre.

cyclists having a mid ride coffee break

Easing in to the beautiful weather of an Italian summer in picturesque Novello.

spectators at the giro cycle race in Italy

A roadside lunch of panini, pork ribs and home made wine with the Alpini, was a hit as we waited for the race to roll past.

a bottle of Italian digestivo and dessert

A magnificent Piemontese dinner in the Langhe is not complete without a digestivo.

professional cyclist in the VIP enclosure at the Giro d"Italia

The VIP start experience was something else in the grand piazza of Palazzo Venaria Reale, outside Torino.

Professional giro cyclists with the fans

Up close with the riders in the VIP enclosure.

A group of cyclist in Bormi

A very happy crew after the ascent of Passo Del Mortirolo.

For details of our 2019 Giro cycling tour click here.

 

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