A week ago today the 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia got under way in Napoli. Initially the opening stage was a flat but technical 130 km course that looped around the city 10 times. A late change saw this altered to 4 laps of 16km followed by 8 shorter circuits of 8km. Either way, neither of these courses were ever going to be an option me.
For anyone who hasn’t driven in Naples the word insanity doesn’t even come close to describing it. And for that reason it really wasn’t practical, or safe for that matter, for me to be cycling around it once, let alone 10 or 12 times. So for my Giro ride grande partenza I needed a different starting point. I picked up a map and looked for a town that was about 80 miles north of Napoli and came up with San Felice Circeo. Read More »