Stage 11: Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel, 33km individual time trial
Another spectacular setting – the gorgeous Mont Saint Michel – will see the finish line for the first individual time trial of this Tour. One for the specialists, the time gaps could be telling down the road. Continue reading
Sheree brings us her written, photo and audio diary from her trip to the Giro this week.
I’ve been in north-east Italy to watch stages 10-12 of the Giro d’Italia, which are handily grouped in an area of outstanding beauty, significant historical interest, loads of vineyards and, most importantly, the Dolomites. We arrived on Sunday evening to discover we were sharing our hotel with the leggy hostesses from a number of the Giro’s sponsors – my husband’s eyes lit up! On Monday, I enjoyed the Giro’s first rest day by riding around the countryside but the only team I saw out in the warm sunshine was Cannondale, who made my day when they called out “Ciao Bella!” Italians are sooooo charming. Continue reading
Stage 11: Tarvisio to Vajont, 182km
The defending champion might be down but his Garmin-Sharp team are certainly not out. Lithuanian Ramunas Navardauskas got into the 20-man strong breakaway group that went away 80km into the stage, and bided his time as the peloton let the break have its day. Continue reading