Stage 15 – Valdengo – Bergamo – 199km

By on May 22, 2017 in Cycle Challenge | 0 comments

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After another quiet night in the sleepy city of Biella which is synonymous with the wool industry. Mick was expecting a fairly flat day.

The route covers 150 kilometres on perfectly flat roads, passing through densely populated areas with plenty of roundabouts, traffic dividers and pedestrian islands.

Mick once again was pushing the cadence, the roads were adequate (apart from the sett paving) and on occasions motor vehicles became an unfortunate problem.

Eventually Mick hit the Miragolo San Salvatore which is classed as a CAT 2 climb, the  early stages were quick and the summit was achieved without any issues, then after a rapid descent, Mick started to climb the Selvino which pushed his resolve.

A long descent followed with several scary hairpins which Mick coped comfortably and then after 9 kilometres we found ourselves in Bergamo.

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