Having watched Il Lombardia on Sunday, our friend Nathalie Novembrini headed to the Giro d’Italia presentation on Monday. Here are her thoughts on the occasion.
Just like every year, many rumours preceded Monday’s Giro presentation. Some of the host towns were already known but the only certainty was the 98th edition of Giro d’Italia would start in San Remo and finish in Milan. Maybe the RCS management did it on purpose, maybe it’s only a coincidence, but the start and finish remind me of an inverted Classicissima (Milan-San Remo).
One of VeloVoices’ regular guest writers lives in the beautiful hills surrounding Il Lombardia and couldn’t resist sharing with us her enjoyment as this year’s race finished in Bergamo. Here’s how Nathalie Novembrini spent last Sunday – enjoy!
The Giro d’Italia may be over but the warm pink – or in this case red – glow persists. Let’s look back on the Giro through the eyes of our man in the peloton: Nacer Bouhanni‘s poisson pilote Sebastien Chavanel. Most days he was fighting to beat the time cut but on a few magnificent days he helped Nacer gather stage wins and points in pursuit of the maglia rossa – FDJ’s #FightForRed.