Saturday, June 28, 2008

Stage 2, The Climb to Ghisallo

State 2 day began with 3 hour drive to Lago di Como, through
increasingly beautiful countryside. Once in Varenne, we dropped
baggage at hotel, donned gear and took the ferry to Bellagio. Then
it was the days climb, straight to the Madonna di Ghisallo church
and cycling museum. This climb was short but intense, averaging
at least 10 percent grade, and at times 14, and totalling over 2000
ft over about 5 miles. The condition of the roads here is really great,
which makes the climbing more bearable...the views of Como going up were amazing....

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