Distance: 66.32 km and 2323 m of climbing.
With Andi's brakes now fixed we were ready to roll. The start line up in Scoul's city center was amazing. There were over a thousand riders mixed in between the historic houses and buildings.
The stage was supposed to be a gift to the riders, which it sort of was. Except my legs didn't want to go :(. Even the easy climb at the beginning seemed to be hard. We rode by a monument for the last bear being shot in this region. The route continued up and down. I was distracted by the great views on lakes and mountain ranges. When we entered the city limits of Livigno, we had to ride back up through the ski resorts to come back in town without being on the main street, fun fun :). I was glad to be in Italy and the food at the finish line was super. I think I ate a whole carrot cake by myself and indulged in my first cappuccino, of which many more followed.
|Start line up in Scoul|
|The easy climb|