Monday, May 16, 2011

Monte Crostis: Going Down

Safety nets & mattresses...



This Saturday may just be one of THE challenging mountainous stage in this Giro. Four passes before going up the dreaded Zoncolan a total of 210 kilometers. Organizers will introduce the Monte Crostis with a tricky descent.

Race director, Angelo Zomegnan has said the Monte Crostis descent will go as schedule despite the meeting with some of the major riders including; Contador, Nibali, Millar, Cioni & Scarponi.

Contador previewed the climb last month and grimly said, "The drops there are tremendous. All I know is that even in a car, the descent puts your hair on end. I only hope nothing unfortunate happens that day. I am glad to have seen it, just to be able to get ready for it in my mind. But if it's raining or snowing... I don't even want to think about it."

Here's a video from Podiumcafe.com that reveals a very dangerous ....hair raising ride down!

2 comments:

empidog said...

Netting and neutralizing downhills...I can hear Fausto spinning from here, brakes and brains dear boy......

Richard said...

Let's see who has the brains/brakes to ride smartly down it!

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