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Day one: a long bloody day in the saddle

June 10, 2013

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Day one done, and a tough day.

122k, four climbs up something like 4,500m, sore backs and sore arses.

The forecast rain held off for the morning, but arrived just in time for the steepest, relentless and thorougly miserable climb of the day: the Passo Giau. Averaging 9.1 per cent, it just never let up. Miserable bastard of a mountain.

Climbs two and four were easier. Climb one was the Passo Duran, also really tough.

Tomorrow: Colfosco to Merano.

Top of the Passo Giau: strange bike. More like the Passo Ow. 9.1% average, it is alleged.

Top of the Passo Giau: strange bike. More like the Passo Ow. 9.1% average, it is alleged.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2013 8:08 pm

    Everyone safe and sound though, which is the main thing. And what on paper looked like a truly nasty day negotiated. Well done all. Pinny

  2. June 11, 2013 8:31 am

    Chapeau! Who has the bell and why?

  3. Lee Hewett permalink
    June 11, 2013 12:49 pm

    Any photos? Good work lads

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