This stage started with a spectacular fly over of teh peloton from Italy’s world renowned acrobatic air patrol which moved onto the first climb of the day and on till the finish in a ski resort called Piancavallo where Pantani won the stage back in 1998. I was lucky enough to be there when Marco fropped the bandana and went on a sort of flight to the finish line. There were some country man of his who cheered so lous I had the mpression of being inside a soccer arena. This Sunday the temperature was really winter 9° and snow all around it, however the crowed was remarkable at the finish line. Theriders had another tremendous stage fought to the top as the last week of the giro was opening up in front of them. Although the chilly temperature the cheering to the riders was guaranteed and the warm atmosphere of the giro was surrounding each rider coming to the top of the mountain.