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Offline levissima

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Giro D’Italia 2018
« on: November 30, 2017, 09:17:30 AM »


Offline GeordieBorn

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 11:43:02 AM »
Really good to see it is back in Abruzzo!

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 11:49:32 AM »
Brilliant; we'll be there for that. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 08:07:51 AM »
Unique start to the race - first three stages in Israel!

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 08:54:55 PM »
Here is an article about Abruzzo leisure cycling routes. They look entertaining, with nice scenery and points of interest along the way.

http://www.repubblica.it/viaggi/2017/11/29/news/costa_dei_trabocchi_una_via_verde_sulla_ferrovia_abbandonata-182514775/

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 11:21:38 AM »
This is a great boost for the area, the early part of stage 10 is really close for us  :)

http://www.giroditalia.it/eng/stage/stage-10-2018/

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 10:11:27 AM »
I would think Penne and Sulmona will be busy places!

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2018, 09:43:28 AM »
Penne is looking very smart at the moment. Roads have been resurfaced, the pink bunting is out everywhere and the shops and bars decorated appropriately. Should be an interesting morning in Penne on Tuesday

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2018, 10:31:58 AM »
We're hoping to get out to watch it tomorrow somewhere on the climb up to Campo. If this Irish-style weather ever breaks, today / tomorrow would be a good time for it to happen!

Currently enduring (yet) another bout of incredibly heavy rain here.  :(
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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2018, 12:34:33 PM »
We're hoping to get out to watch it tomorrow somewhere on the climb up to Campo. If this Irish-style weather ever breaks, today / tomorrow would be a good time for it to happen!

Currently enduring (yet) another bout of incredibly heavy rain here.  :(
I did wonder about the thunderstorms as we have watched for the last 3-4 days a build up of cloud from the north in the afternoon, then the odd rumble of thunder. Fortunately for us we have been on the edge each day with little or no rain at all. Hopefully the guys riding will be lucky and at worst only encounter some gentle cooling showers.

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 04:30:48 PM »
Well, we're just back from having a lovely time watching the Giro. We watched it from the SP98; they turn left off the SS602, just before Ofena, heading for Santo Stefano. There was a strong break-away group, a good 5 minutes ahead of the peloton so hopefully they'll hang on to their lead. The train of bikes & cars looked brilliant as it approached our vantage point & I even picked up a couple of discarded drinks bottles that I will use on my own rides in the future!

And the weather was perfect!  ;D
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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 08:09:17 PM »
Well done for getting out to watch Rusty, glad to hear the weather was good, but more so that you enjoyed it! we did so a couple of years ago in Yorkshire and it was a great day.

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2018, 08:22:43 PM »
Looked great on TV although pretty cold at the Grand Sasso itself.  Looking forward to watching the Grand Depart from Penne on Tuesday.

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Re: Giro D’Italia 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »
In my opinion, starting the Giro D'Italia in Jerusalem is like endorsing the atrocities perpetrated on the men, women and children of Palestine. I can't actually believe no one else cares about this.
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