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Giro di Italia 2013, 20-05-2013, Piemonte - Lac du Mont Cenis ~ 2100 m – Col du Galibier, Italy – France, Lago di Moncenisio - 2100 m

Giro di Italia 2013, 20-05-2013, Piemonte - Lac du Mont Cenis – Col du Galibier, Italy – France

Moncenisio Lake in Full Screen Panorama


Today Giro di Italia 2013 (Tour of Italy 2013) have passed through the place that my family frequents during the hot summer days of the weekend. Today for the first time Giro di Italia have passed Col du Galibier. There was too much snow on the top of Col du Galibier so why the tour finished a little down from the top. However everybody who visited these places knows how much difficult it is to pass all these places Lac du Mont Cenis and Col du Galibier.


Today the Tour of Italy pay tribute in memory of romagnolo Marco Pantani, so called Pirata. In 1998 Marco Pantani partecipated the both, first Giro di Italia and then Tour de France. On Col du Galibier Pirata finally beat Jan Ullrich and became the first Italian to triumph in the Tour du France after Felice Gimondi, winner in 1965. After the first ten stages Pantani had nearly 5 minutes from recover to the German (he had lost 4'21 "in the time trial of Corrèze): he went therefore to the attack during the fifteenth district, on the* Col du Galibier* in nearly 50 kilometers from the finish, and came to Les Deux Alpes in solitary, with nearly nine minutes advantage over his rival. That day also took the yellow jersey, finally: the gap in general, after that historic feat, was never bridged, and Pantani went the edition number 85 of the Grande Boucle.


So in 1998 Marco Pantani won the both Giro di Italia and Tour de France.


Today in memory of Pirata, the young Italian Giovanni Visconti won the epic 15th stage.


On week ago we were on Lac du Mont Cenis. As you seen on the picture still with some snow and if the main road was not clean it could be still unreachable. But during the last week it was raining a lot here down, in Torino. And if you saw today the Tour you probably saw that now on Lac du Mont Cenis (Moncenisio Lake) is winter again with many snow.


How it was today on Moncenisio? It was impossible to go because of possibility of avalanches. But however, today it was something like this, take a look at:

Moncenisio Lake

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