Greetings from where God takes His vacations! Above: Passo Giau from the summit.
We've been challenged by the same rainy weather you've seen on TV if you've been watching Le Tour de France. But we're still smiling while trying to stay dry and warm.
The group suits up for the big loop over Campolongo, Fedaia, Sella, Gardena and of course "Passo Panorama" which might be the steepest climb on the tour, though it's less than a kilometer in length.
No matter how steep the climb, if you have the right gearing and attitude, it's a great experience.