Peg’s Post: Slipstream heading into final stages of Giro d’Italia


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It’s been a long, grueling three weeks for Garmin-sponsored Team Slipstream/Chipotle racing the Giro d’Italia. Today, they’re riding the 228 km stage 19. Tomorrow’s stage includes three significant climbs over the course of 224 km (see course profile, left). Team leader David Millar wrote an introspective post regarding the race and what the riders have been through to this point. Here’s an excerpt:
When we’ve finished this race, we will have done 40,000 m climbing, only half of which is classified! That’s like riding into orbit. Or an 800 km climb at 5%. Or 40 days straight of climbing a 10 km climb with a one in ten gradient. Or riding up to Christian’s house 400 times. That’s how we spent our bus ride home today… The self pity was over bearing. The Giro is hard. It is relentless. It will no doubt prove to be the best way to prepare for the Tour de France.

Check out Slipstream’s blog-style site for more insights from the riders, fan stories, photo stream, featured rides by Garmin and more.

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