Agliè - Oropa 164 km
This is where the Giro starts. Big ountains deep into week 2 of the race. Expect fireworks from the ones needing to make up time after the Barolo TT. For all about the difficulties of the stage check out the Mountains Preview.
Amy's wine tip for the day: Sottimano Mate 2012
$23 at my local wine shop, Biondivino. Note: I love my local Italian wine shop and could not do this project without Ceri's help.
This is another weird grape wine: Brachetto. Although often used to make sparkling wines, this wine is still and and dry.
My tasting notes give you a sense of how much I love it: A truly gorgeous nose on this wine with flowers, spices and cherries. Very perfumed and if they made a perfume of this wine, I might wear it. In the mouth, light and fragrant, with strawberries and lingering flowers.
Il Big del Giorno: Nairo Quintana
Sick or not, expect Movistar to come out all guns blazing today.