Woke up this morning and was reading the sports- Lo and behold, the Giro del Friuli is today, and they are doing 5 circuits of the climb from Sarone to Castello di Caneva. So I decided to ride over and watch. I took the back way down through Marsure, Aviano, Budoia, Santa Lucia and Polcenigo because it's all downhill. Hate to admit it but I hurt my legs walking yesterday. The tire shop was workin on my car for a couple of hours so I decided to walk around the perimeter of the air base, about 10 km. When I finished, the area where my quads connect to my torso was killing me. I guess those muscles don't get used much pedaling.
- March 03, 2010
Italian rider Roberto Ferrari (De Rosa) won Wednesday’s Giro del Friuli in Italy.
A big group of 24 riders couldn’t stay away in the 190km race in the Pordenone region of northern Italy.
With the break neutralized, Ferrari out-kicked Jacobo Guarnieri (Liquigas), with Enrico Rossi (Flaminia) crossing the line third. Italian champ Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) crossed the tape in fifth place.
The 26-year-old Ferrari is on a hot streak, also taking the flowers in Sunday’s GP di Lugano in Switzerland.
The one-day race returned last year following a five-year absence, with Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre) taking the flowers. Cyclists cover two laps on an opening circuit around Brugnera, then head north toward a five-lap finishing circuit that includes steep Castello di Caneva climb in the final 10km.
Among the big names were Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), making his season debut after suffering with knee pain earlier in the season, former winner Franco Pellizotti and Ivan Basso (Liquigas).
and some pics: