ETNA by Albano Marcarini Can we say that after five flat or almost flat stages, held up only by the narrative ability of our correspondents, we finally arrive at the first big climb? Yes, without fear of denial. Up to now, we could get high, up above, only by airplane, flying from the puszta to the Conca d’Oro. Now it’s time for the legs. We climb Etna, the highest active volcano “of the Eurasian plate”, just to put it down like Piero Angela would. And for the first time in the Giro’s history, not from the southern side, from Catania, but from the north, from Linguaglossa where the pines and birches – so unusual for such a southern latitude in...
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