Shorts story

On a misty Tuesday morning in June the young riders of the GiroBio edizione 2012 came to town. It was Stage 5 –ย Perugia to Gaiole in Chianti.

This is their story.

It was obvious they’d done it all before.

They came.

They saw.

They parked their cars.

They turned heads.


They walked.

They talked.

They rode around.

They waited around.

They smiled.

Beh, chi piu’ chi meno.

Until it was time to go.

The end.


Comments 21

  1. lily July 24, 2012

    Janine, sometimes your photo essays are the absolute highlight of my days! Not only do you have a great photographic and artistic eye, but humour too! Brava!! Thank you for the trip to the bicycle race, and for making me smile. ~ Lily

    • janinevasta July 24, 2012

      You are very welcome, Lily! You made my morning when I first read your comment. I’ve been savouring it all day! I had such fun with this one, your lovely compliments hardly feel deserved at all! x

  2. jann July 24, 2012

    Is that a woman in the pink and white outfit? Were there many? What a great way to stay spaghetti-thin! I love when racers come to town. I was sitting outside on Sunday here in Sicily when about 50 bikers went by, going up a steep hill as if they were on level ground.

    • janinevasta July 24, 2012

      Jann, carissima, allora ti spiego tutto… The pink jersey wearer is indeed one of the guys. An American who was leading the race at the start of racing that day – hence the pink. The race is the under 23 version of the Giro d’Italia and there would have been well over a hundred riders so it was pretty well a full house in Corso Vannucci.
      I know what you mean. Something about seeing wirey riders on racing bikes always makes me smile. All that raw energy and colour I think…

  3. helencrossley July 25, 2012

    Agree with lily – another great photo essay. (I’m starting to think a book of these would be good, Janine…)
    I’m missing Le Tour already too – but what a belting result! So chuffed to see Brad up there realising a childhood dream. But how come cycling up & down hills & mountains doesn’t make me stick thin??!! Hmmm – maybe something to do with cake I suspect ๐Ÿ˜€

    • janinevasta July 25, 2012

      Thanks so much Helen. I can honestly think of no better ‘play’ project than that! Do you really cycle up and down mountains? I’m impressed…. I love the Tour but now it’s over I can at least get to bed on time. Nice result I agree!

    • janinevasta July 26, 2012

      That’s so lovely to hear Nina! Debra’s blog is marvellous. You can tell she loves her corner of Italy with a passion. Thank you for all your wonderful words of encouragement too!! I love it that you’re part of this special group. x

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