I just wish that I had realized it was a "hill climb" event, instead of a race that included climbs, before I showed up in Bolzano! Still, even if was not competitive on the actual climbs, they were excellent training for the rollers and short climbs I would find on PBP a few weeks later. Thanks Giro delle Dolomiti!
Anyway, the scenery was spectacular everyday, as was the riding. I am way too late to give a blow-by-blow summary that would have any interest or meaning, but wanted to post a few photos.
|The Swiss women's team and Thomas|
|The "touring" part of the event|
|Typical rest stop!|
|Heading up the valley.|
|It's a Dolomite!|
|How tall are those rocks?|
|Day 2 rest area|
|More Day 2 rest area|
|Day 1 - well-deserved reward for a 1200 meter elevation hill climb race. Apfel Strudel|
|This puts the "Giro" in Giro delle Dolomiti|