Locanda Borgo Antico
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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 ...
Race day and as to be expected was up there with 3-Peaks as the hardest ride I've done.
The pace was on from the start averaging about 40kmph to the foot of the first climb.
The race split up on the first climb with smaller groups forming all the way up to the summit. I'm not normally the best descender but the previous recon helped and I made up a heap of time however there was a fair amount of carnage on the descent - saw about 10 guys that had come down ...
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 ...
... cobblestoned roads barely wide enough to fit a car through them. Today was fun spinning up on an easy gear but if the peleton goes hard up here on sunday (which will happen) there will be riders spat out all the way up - and this is the easiest of the three climbs!
Went into town in the arvo and spent a few hours at Castello del Buonconsiglio which dates back to the 13th century. It is a blend of ...
... Trevor had some tips on the route as hes has been here since the weekend.
After that, Rach and I headed into town for the opening ceremony, trying to keep the eyes open by then. It was held in the Piazza Duomo which is quite spectacular and a cloud shrouded moon made for some good pics.
Had some pasta for dinner and headed back to the Hotel after that, try to catch up on some sleep...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking