We think that the Sella Ronda, which encompasses Passo Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo and Gardena, is one of the finest 55km loops in the world. UNESCO agrees, proclaiming this region in Northern Italy to be a World Heritage Site. Once (now twice) a year they allow only bikes on these roads, PEZ and 18,000 other cyclists were there.
It’s the weather that's not cooperating. The days since my arrival at the Giro’s final week have been rain-filled and gloomy. After getting shutout of my planned big pass ride on yesterday’s stage 15, I was determined to sample the finishing climb today. And inspite of the crappola weather… redemption was mine, although not exactly as I'd expected.