Giro d'Italia - Two days with the tour in the beautiful Dolomites

It's always special visiting one of the Grand Tours and I couldn't have been happier when the Giro came past my backyard in the Südtirol (a few hours drive from Munich).  I have spent a lot of time in Val Gardena and the surrounding areas of the Dolomites and it really is paradise for cyclists and skiers.  My press pass was confirmed on Friday night and I was in the car and on my way very early Saturday morning to cover the Queen stage (210 Km and over 5,000m of climbing) which finished in Corvara.  Sunday's stage was the individual TT in Castelrotto and I chose to focus on the riders warming up before the race. Steven Kruijswijk finished second in Corvara and made up enough time to take the coveted pink jersey.