Arriving just in time for lunch on Saturday we all settled in and relaxed over some good food and wine. After lunch we had to assemble our bikes and get everything ready for the big ride we had planned for early Sunday morning. We were all tired after a long flight and drive and it was great to be back at the Italian Cycling Center again. Good food, good wine and of course grumpy old George on the welcoming committee.
We woke up very early in Borso del Grappa to prepare ourselves and our bikes for the Pinarello Gran Fondo. Kim and I had to be at the race by 7am and since Treviso is an hour from where we stayed we actually left our hotel at 5am to make sure that we had enough time and could find where the actual race was. There were cyclists everywhere getting prepared for the ‘fun ride’.