The first 5 stages of the Giro d' Italia went from the flats of Venice to the anything-but-flat Dolomites
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Locations of my overnight stays during the first 5 stages of the Giro
Podium in San Marco Square for the Giro kick-off event
Astana mechanics load bike into team bus
Team Astana's hotel was right around the corner from my hotel
Dressed-up traffic circle
Experience Plus rented a boat to get us from the mainland to the Venice Lido. We had a bit too much boat for the size of our group.
Stefania - the logistician from Experience Plus
Michele - guide from Experience Plus
Pink is to the Giro what Yellow is to theTour de France
Team time trial course on Venice Lido
Security around the course was tight, but occasionally pleasant.
Venice bike police - not the uniform I would choose.
Laundry as art
A little village along the Venice Lido where we spent several hours waiting for the team time trial to begin.
Probably not the right machine for the Giro
Michele (Mi-Kell-a) draws the Experience Plus logo on the time trial course
Lance leading Team Astana on recon of team time trial course
LPR Brake team (Danilo Di Luca's team) on recon
Columbia High Road on '09 Giro team time trial
AG2R on '09 Giro team time trial
Risking my melon for a picture
Liquid Gas on '09 Giro team time trial