Belluno to Rifugio Panarotta (Valsugana), 171km
Stage winner: Julián Arredondo (Trek Factory Racing)
Had a good chat with [Lotto-Belisol rider] Lars Bak today. Such a top quality guy. Nice to have him to talk a bit of Danish with during my first GT. Plus the guy talks almost as much as me. So 170km nearly isn’t enough. Sometimes I think we’ve ended a conversation only for him to come back 20kms later and resume the previous topic… has made some of the tough stages a little easier.
I’m slowly having little reads of the race book. At the beginning it was too demoralising. All them stages! The book’s massive. Almost as big as a Rouleur mag…