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Old 05-29-05, 05:59 AM   #1
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E' un gran bel Giro

And I am sad that it is (almost) over.

A couple of things from the morning's pre-stage show:

Di Luca will be tailoring his training after the season to Giro 89.

Rujano, whose hero was Pantani, donated 10.000 EUR - his prize money for the green jersey? - to the Marco Pantani Foundation. Now I want to see him next to Magnus Backstedt, who weighs exactly twice what he does.

Savoldelli, when asked how he surmounted the previous two years of terrible health, he said "I just rode, life is like that."

When I lived in Vicenza in 1958, I could never dream how much cycling, cycle racing, and what goes with it would mean to me.

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I'm reflecting on the fact that I had no cable or internet for the majority of the Giro. I'm also reflecting on the fact that this is the first year since 2001 that I've missed going to the Giro. I'm also reaffirming that I will not miss another Giro again.... I'll be going to Italy from now on. It's too much torture to be watching from afar.

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P.S. Vicenza is just beautiful...

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I'm reflecting on the fact that I had no cable or internet for the majority of the Giro. I'm also reflecting on the fact that this is the first year since 2001 that I've missed going to the Giro. I'm also reaffirming that I will not miss another Giro again.... I'll be going to Italy from now on. It's too much torture to be watching from afar.

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Well, if you don't ever want kids, then I'm your woman. Marry me, and we shall travel the world together!



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MERTON is jealous already
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Merton will be fine, with his broke self.

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Rujano, whose hero was Pantani, donated 10.000 EUR - his prize money for the green jersey? - to the Marco Pantani Foundation. Now I want to see him next to Magnus Backstedt, who weighs exactly twice what he does.
48kg! Backstedt probably craps bigger than that.
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Yes - it certainly was then. Incredibly (to me), I have not been back. But I want to go to the 50th high school graduation there - I was in the first.

re cycling and Vicenza, I of course had no idea that a company of which I would be very supportive in much later years was there. And somewhat under duress I actually saw the 1958 Giro as it passed through town. I have a single Kodachrome, taken from a fourth floor hotel window, of that event.


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He is supposedly 49 Kg, just half of Magnus' 98. He is a little shorter too.
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Yes - it certainly was then. Incredibly (to me), I have not been back. But I want to go to the 50th high school graduation there - I was in the first.

re cycling and Vicenza, I of course had no idea that a company of which I would be very supportive in much later years was there. And somewhat under duress I actually saw the 1958 Giro as it passed through town. I have a single Kodachrome, taken from a fourth floor hotel window, of that event.




He is supposedly 49 Kg, just half of Magnus' 98. He is a little shorter too.
Is that company Campagnolo?

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Wow, a woman who loves riding bikes, visiting Italy, and who doesn't want kids... Where should I send the proposal?
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Wow, a woman who loves riding bikes, visiting Italy, and who doesn't want kids... Where should I send the proposal?
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I could never be... with a man... who sees the good... in corduroy...



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Especially as a saddle cover! Ouch!
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Is that company Campagnolo?
Who else?
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Doh! Of course! Unless the Barilla company is also located there....

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Nope - they are in Parma mainly.

Where is the photo you posted from? Is that the Duomo, by the Piazza dei Signori?

How do you come to know Vicenza?
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