30 THURSDAY 17 stage
CORVARA IN BADIA - FOLGARIA
 Km 222

 

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Folgaria Climb
Today ended up being one of the hardest days on the bike for us and the Giro peleton. The plan was to ride from Canazei to the Folgaria climb.  We would ride most of the stage except for the Santa Barbara climb.   We started out with a leisurely downhill ride of about 45 miles from Canazei to Trento stopping once for coffee on the way.  Once in Trento our tour group split up and the four of us hung out in Trento to watch the Intergiro and have lunch.   We rode the short 12 miles to  Calliano which is at the base of the Folgaria climb.  The weather was extremely warm in the 80's.  The Folgaria climb proved to be very difficult with many 10% sections.  We stopped in Folgaria to get something to eat, then found a spot to watch the race pass.  You could see the difficulty of this climb in the faces of the racers.   Cadel Evans lost 17 minutes and the Maglia Rosa.  Paolo Savoldelli became the new race leader.
 
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Riding from Canazei out of the Dolomites to Trento

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Locals watching us pass through their villages

Stopping for Espresso
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Cipollini in Trento .....and the peloton

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