Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 3

Half a Sella Ronda and Back

As it was raining when we got up and the forecast was not very promising either, or perhaps because I was afraid of a chamois dance on my own remains, I decided to soft pedal the Sella range a bit.

Just a bit, only Campolongo and Pordoi – not even half the Sella Ronda. Or it would have been, had I not returned the way I came 🙂

So, I went up and down the Campolongo like I did on Friday, but in Arabba I turned right and went up the Pordoi from there, a climb I had not done in 2011.

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Giro d’Italia 2015 – Prologue

Campolongo & Falzarego

View from the apartment in CorvaraWe arrived just after 13:00 at our destination in Corvara, App. La Flu – the stunning view from the balcony of the apartment set me in the right mood immediately and the Campolongo practically runs through the backyard.

So after settling in – sorta – I got on “zee baik” for a short prologue…

I went up the Campolongo, which I hadn’t climbed in 2011 from this side.

As they are still working on the road, I had to get through some gravel-like patches, which in the first steep(er) section of the climb was not that easy.

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Giro d’Italia 2011 – Stage 2

Sella Ronda Bike Day

GPS Sella Ronda DayTwice a year, the ‘Sella Ronda Bike Day‘ – a combination of four passes in a 55 kilometer loop around the Sella group – is open for bicyclists only.

Between 8:30 and 15:30 the roads are closed to motor vehicles and thousands of cyclists go out for their ‘Sella Ronda’.

Since he was in the area anyway, C. joined them…

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