Poster for the 2014 Tour of Catalonia by the artist Pilarín Bayés. The race starts on Monday.
The Cipressa’s descent is the Via Avvocato Michele Fossa. The road is named after a lawyer. I don’t who he was, perhaps he made a living defending people who crashed on the way down? In 1984 Dutchman Jan Raas made a mistake and fell over a barrier. They found him hanging in an olive tree below.
Sunday’s forecast says showers, some heavy, expected for Sanremo.
It might say Zipp on the disc wheel but that’s not a 900 nor a Super 9. Seems Alberto Contador is using a Lightweight Autobahn for Tirreno-Adriatico. Look closely and you can see the give-away pattern of lines radiating from the hub outwards.
Nairo Quintana finished 20th in the time trial today at Tirreno-Adriatico and was second overall. He’s famous for climbing but is good against the clock and has been working in the windtunnel on his position.
Paris-Nice Stage 7. As seen on TV