Tuesday, June 28, 2022

“Pre” – Giro Catch Up

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“Pre”-Giro Catch Up End of March Tallies:

  • Countries —3 (2010 Total 6)
  • Hotel Days — 18 (Total 43)
  • Hotels —8 (Total 14)
  • Flight Distance —2935km (Total 26,193)
  • Driving Distance — 549km (Total 4269km)

End of April Tallies

  • Countries — 5 (2010 Total 8 )
  • Hotel Days — 11 (Total 54)
  • Hotels — 4 (Total 18)
  • Flight Distance — 1922km (Total 28,115)
  • Driving Distance — 2505km (Total 6774)

Back! Just a quickie before the Giro starts (well, only three days after the Giro started, but near enough).

March and April saw a nice turnaround in the fortunes of the team: only two fractured collarbones and two major concussions! MUCH less hectic! We also put in some very good results, popping up with wins in both individual stages and overall races (on one memorable day we won three times: two stages and an overall race. Very nice!). We also had some very strong showings in some of the biggest one day races on the calendar. Very nice indeed!

March also saw a grand turnaround in the life of Tobias, with the arrival of Mands to sunny Girona. Good times!

Upon hearing the grumbling from some of my co-workers as we all checked out each others’ programs for the first time back in January, I was quite looking forward to my block of races. I had Algarve in southern Portugal, L’Eroica and Tirreno-Adriatico through northern Italy (Tuscany), and Criterium International in Corsica.

Algarve was indeed warmer than the rest of Europe, and also about 0.2km per hour shy of being hurricane force. It was odd treating riders’ for