Perched almost anywhere, people carves out space in the most unexpected places to see the caravan show go by, and I have to admit, to my big surprise, that they are all extremely nice, hospitable, kind, there’s always someone who prepares coffee for you or even something to eat along the way, all of which while you have the chance to meet others fan, people who, like yourself, share the same passion that you have for this sport, a really hard one but yet so rewarding! Coraggio! Cheer up!
The door to hell!
Things change all of a sudden when the first “plotone” of athletes arrive; the public wakes up and transform their being tired, their restlesness into a big ball of energy just to to support cyclists, covering them with shouts of encouragement …. and also with some boost!
The faces of the “climbers” are marked by expressions of fatigue, their looks seems to be lost in space, they remind us the ancient way of doing things, suffering all the way through, pushing their effort to the max … and only those who manage to maintain a clear head will be able to resist and take the advantage of the race, thanks to a decisive moment in time. Maybe even La MAGLIA ROSA, the pink jersey of the leader.
Some people say that cycling is similar to life, accompanied by joy and sorrow, with its hard times but also with its rewarding moments.
Spending a day immersed in this surreal atmosphere that continually enhances these feelings is a privilege, an unforgettable experience, I can say that a stage at the Giro d’Italia is surely the best opportunity to leave behind the daily routine for an experience that brings to you genuine vitality!
The corsa rosa concludes with a 32.8km individual time trial that finishes in the shadow of the spectacular Milan Duomo on Sunday, May 29.