Gran Piemonte 2011

This 203 km cycle race began in Piasco and finished in Novi Ligure and touched the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo. It also actually went past my house!!

The country lane in which I lived had been closed off for a couple of hours to allow the riders to past through the area. Although not as glamorous and the Giro d’Italia, there was still a great party atmosphere with all the support vehicles and police passing through before the riders appeared.

The riders all seemed pretty relaxed and were talking to each other non stop !! I’m sure it got more serious towards the end though. Eventually it was Daniel Moreno who was the best of the group that sprinted at the end with Mark Cavendish (UK) dropping out earlier on.

It truly was a loverly experience to brighten up the working day.

Sorry about the quality of the photo, it was taken with my Iphone, but it gives you a feel for what was going on.

The riders go past my house

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