Hotel Piz Galin
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... is a memorial to Cesare Battisti who fought for the autonomy of Trentino from the Austrian Empire and fought against them in WW1. He was captured and hung at Castel del Buonconsiglio. There was a cool little descent from the top of Doss Trento which passed through a tunnel cut out of the rock.
Onto Rome: we caught the Frecciaargento which is one of the high speed tilt trains in use by Trenitalia. About a 4 hr trip to do the 600km journey so considering ...
... of water, warm coke and banans to help get me up. The quads cramped up in the last few km's so I couldn't stand up out of the saddle and then my left hamstring cramped in the last hundred odd meters but other than that it was just a matter of willing myself to keep turning those pedals over and watching the meters tick off.
I finished 77th out of 120 starters in my category so fairly happy considering the course isn't built for a larger guy like myself.
Went out this morning to scope out climb #2, headed south towards Rovoreto which is about 15km south of Trento. The climb is over 750m in elevation from top to bottom but no really steep sections, so spun up it in an easy gear so as not to tax the legs too much before tomorrow. Passed through a little village called Castellano before hitting the descent - superfast with some 80kmph sections without even pushing it.
Had a rest during the ...
After last nights opening ceremony Rach and I came back to the hotel and crashed, both pretty buggered after the trip here. Still being on a Sydney sleep pattern, I woke up at 0200hrs and couldn't get back to sleep again so after a breaky of fresh croissants, pastries, etc I went for my first proper ride.
Once again, got lost in the rabbit warren of little streets in the main part of town but eventually found ...
After a fairly epic journey we arrived Trento about 1530hrs. First thing after checking in - make sure the bike is ok...then reassemble.
Went for a short ride into town to register for sunday and pick up the bag of goodies that all the competitors receive - race numbers, rider guides, race info and a bag of pasta from one of the sponsors. Met up with Trevor and his wife Donna from the Sutho ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking