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My obsession with cycling continues and this time it has taken me to the province of Trentino. Originally scheduled to coincide with the 16th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia, the organizers decided to throw a spanner in the works and bring the race forward by a week. So we were left with road paintings on the key climbs and pink banners all over the place.

  • Eremo di San Colombano
    Eremo di San Colombano
  • Ossario del Pasubio
    Ossario del Pasubio

A solo prologue with almost 1000 m of climbing was a sign of things to come:

These rides added up to almost 18000 m of vertical ascent — 10% of my all-time in just seven days.

  • View onto Lake Garda from Monte Baldo
    View onto Lake Garda from Monte Baldo
  • A statue of Mary
    A statue of Mary