The 'rest' day.
We were supposed to be taking it easy today, after our previous ride and what was in store for day 3. Competitiveness and excitement always takes over and wins. The Passo Torri di Fraele, or the Mini Stelvio as it is also known was our first climb of the day. We rolled out towards Stelvio for this one, remembering what we had achieved the previous day. It quickly became a race to the top. Ripcor vs Crondall Rouleurs. How quick could we get to the top. Ripcor Won. The climb itself has many similarities to Stelvio. The sharp hairpins with long stretches. A fantastic and quiet climb often missed by many people. Check it out if you go!
Lunch, it had to be one thing. Pizza. We descended into the centre of Bormio and of course decided to have pizza for lunch. A few of us then decided we had the legs for one more local climb, Bormio 2000. This climb. A bugger. It isn't the longest, but there is some steep points in this one as you cycle up to the ski lift. The afternoon became cold with some slight showers.
This one, broke me. A hard effort in the morning, jet lag well and truly setting in from Australia. Tired legs and out of food and water. I arrived at the top drained, but taken back by the view. It was still worth it.
Bring on Day 3