Training Camp in Emilia Romagna

        We started with ten riders in Torre Pedrera on the Adriatic Coast near Rimini. Through the Po valley to Cesena, and into the valley of the Savio river to Bagno di Romagna. There we made a right turn, up the Passo Dei Mandrioli (1150 m). There we made a first rest stop (and we needed it badly). Down to Soci and up the next mountain, Passo della Consuma(1050m). There the climate was considerabli warmer, and from there it was all downhill, all the way to Firenze. Some of the highlights of the second half of our ride: