We regrouped in Limite, then rode into Montelupo and cut over to the ride up the valley to Cerbia. This is a very pleasant ride, and today we rode it pretty fast together. We again broke apart on the climb to Chiesa Nuova, and Lorenzo sprinted ahead of everyone. He had stayed with someone slower on the Pinone climb, and had some energy to use. He also is riding the 200 k Eroica next Sunday, and needed to have this energy. I was a surprising second up the climb, and Davide was surprised when I passed him and gave me his congratulations at the top. From Chiesa Nuova, we cruised fast together over to the turn off to Scandicci and down into Scandicci. While riding through Scandicci, people started breaking off to go home.
Three of us powered almost all the way home together, and I returned in time to see the final pass through of the Junior men on their 5 laps in Firenze. Pretty darn fun. Today's ride was 56.6 miles in 3:24 rolling time for an average speed of 16.6 mph with 2382 vertical feet of climbing at an average temperature of 73. Perfect.
Sabado con squadra - Pinone, Chiesa Nuova. by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Here are a couple of pictures of the leading group of Pro Women on their way through at
the base of the Via Bolognese hill on their second of 5 times through. Cool!