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Giro d'Italia Rest Day Open Thread

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Today we celebrate one of those elements of the Giro d'Italia that truly makes it special -- the long transfer. My twit feed is chock full of compl... wait. I don't see anything about the usual carping that the Giro treats the riders like crap, Giro-main_small_medium
busing and flying them hither and yon. Is it possible the Giro organizers have succeeded in so reducing people's expectations that the post-stage transfer from Etna to Termoli has left riders thinking, "that's just life at the Giro"? On the plus side, both yesterday's finish and tomorrow's start are close to airports, so there's that. Anyway, let's start again.

Today we celebrate one of those elements of the Giro d'Italia that truly makes it special -- sitting around the piazza sipping espresso. Yep, that's worth celebrating. Here are a few more shots to get you by til the racing resumes.

One of the less smoking vents provides the staging backdrop:

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Grinta:

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Images courtesy Giro d'Italia