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Giro d’Italia 2010 – Day Seven, Thoughts on That Break


We’ve completed our stint at the Giro d’Italia 2010, but we miss the turn for Rimini airport, the signage is dire, we’re late already, off at Rimini Nord, through the tolls, U turn and back down the other side of the autostrada, there it is, dump the car, limp to the terminal. ‘You’re baggage is overweight sir,‘ abandon my shorts, T-shirts, carry my sweat shirt and jacket – still over, even though I can tell the bag weighs nothing like the 13 kilos they say it does.

Eventually, they relent and I’m through, I come through security looking like Harold Steptoe just finished his round.

I’ll never fly Ryanair again!” – well, not until the Tour, anyway.

It’s always grim to leave a Grand Tour ‘hanging’ but that’s what we had to do, today.

Stage 12 is a sprinters’ stage from Citta San Angelo to Porto Recanati but we have a plane to catch at 16:20 so we can’t do too much today.

Yesterday was an epic, it would be good to poll the riders and team officials and get their opinions, so that’s what we decide to do.

Try the sign on first.