The Giro is done and gone for 2007, but there's no harm in retracing some agonizing climbing up arguably the hardest climb on the planet! Epic is the only word to describe the ride to, up, and back from Monte Zoncolan yesterday ahead of the Giro’s 17th stage. It’s the toughest climb I’ve done, and has yet again raised my admiration for the pros who race up stuff like this. Here’s what it’s like for the rest of us.
Roadside Stage 17: Today's 17th stage from Brunico to Peio Terme is one of three big climbing days remaining in this year's Giro d'Italia. After a few changes and some time gains in yesterday's TT, it was into the start village to see what those in the know, thought it all meant.
Roadside Stage 15:The Finish of Stage 15 at the top of the Monte Zoncolan turned out to be everything that had been anticipated and more. From the Mountains to the Sea is one of the catch phrases here in Friuli, so what better way to experience this northern region of Italy than by doing both.
The first fourteen stages of the 2010 Giro d'Italia are going to be the standard, delicious Giro fare. The final final seven days are going to be the stuff of exquisite cuisine, of the likes we'll be making mention of for years to come. PEZ takes a closer look at the decisive final week centered around the northern reaches of Italy.