Today we saw Riders in the Mist… When I read folks saying that the Giro is better than the Tour, I have to shake my head. Better, how? The scenery in Italy can be stunning, sure – but like yesterday, it can be ghastly, too.
The Tour is exactly the same, for every Riviera, there’s a retail park.
As for the fan base, it’s a no contest; in the north of Italy the fans are legion and fanatical but the further south you go, the less enthusiastic they are.
Today the numbers of roadside fans was sparse – and that includes the first mountain top finish of the race.