|MOB, Silvia and Sora all consider Piadina choices under grape vines in Bolzano courtyard|
|The musicians of Bolzano greet guests from Bremen ? Something is not right here.|
Indeed, Giro Delle Dolomiti is structured as a long ride, then a race on one, and only one, climb of the day. Stage one amounted to almost a parade or process of 500+ cyclists down the valley past Kaltern, then a loop and back up the next valley almost back to Bolzano ... then suddenly a 14 km, 1200 meter elevation gain climb, with apple strudel at the top. All-in-all, much easier to complete than Transalp, PBP or other events I like, but very hard to do well at, since it attracts younger, thinner, stronger climber-types. I consistently placed in the bottom 20%. MOB consistently did better. Thomas did even better, and Jochen won something for his age group on the last day.
|Lake Kaltern -- This is heavenly country|