Giro 2020 Plans

Contrary to my past ‘Grand Tours’, I’m not going to write a road book for my Giro d’Italia 2020.

Every time I put a lot of effort in it and while I usually manage to generally follow the stages I had in mind, I frequently have to change plans anyway.

This can be for any number of reasons, my advancing age probably not being the least important.

But, I’ve also suffered from a cyclist nodule and intense, hernia induced or incident related (back) pains.

Plus, the weather can be a force to reckon with and not seldom have I been cycling in near freezing conditions or ice cold rain one day, only to have my brain blown out because of the heat the next.

And while I have new climbs to discover during this Giro, I am already quite familiar with the area(s) and most of its climbs.

So, I can leave it that and you can stop reading if you’re no longer interested, but I’m writing down a few (loose) ideas anyway…

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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 1

Valparola, Giau & Falzarego

GPS of today's rideToday our self declared cycling hero was out for some serious climbing. It was not that easy to find a route that would not require (more than one) transfer by car, but he found one.

Unfortunately, the¬†trip to the starting point in La Villa (Badia) took longer than expected. Why vehicles with a (combined) length of over 10 meters are allowed on the Gardena Pass, is a mystery to C. but he was not amused and they arrived on the spot as late as 11:00…

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