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Giro d’Italia 2009 – Day 3: Rest Day


I just don’t feel right in the mornings at the Giro d’Italia 2009 ’til I get my Gazzetta. Dave drove past a couple of newsagents this morning, I could see the pink pages, but not get to them – it was terrible!

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Got the pink pages, all is good.

Dave predicted that Carlos would get 9 out of 10 – he was spot on. Levi got 4 and the man that the Gazzetta loves to hate; Gibo Simoni didn’t even get a mention.

Silvi Marina was the destination; Dave battered the Peugeot down the Autostrada for our rendezvous with Rubens Bertogliati, Ben Swift and Dario Cioni.

Giro d'Italia 2009
Ed is delighted to see the Gibo “sells windaez”.

‘Rest day’ is a misnomer if you’re a journo because you have to work all the harder to get content. On race days, all you need to do is to keep your eyes open. But on the ‘riposo’ you have to hunt it out. On the way down to the Hermitage hotel, we passed Saxo Bank out for an easy pedal.

Then we saw Barloworld’s Chris Froome