A flight of stairs, right after the start.
Lakeside venues seem to be the new rage: after Treviso, this course is adjacent to a nice lake.
For the better part of the day, it didn’t rain, however, around 3pm it started to rain and kept raining ever since. As a consequence, all this water will make this off-camber section rather interesting tomorrow.
The teams’ parking place.
UCI Technical delegate, Beat Wabel (in the red vest) inspects the course.
I was setting up my remote flashes to test some angles, when someone stopped and asked, am I the cyclephotos guy. I said I was. She introduced herself, she was Vicki Thomas, the only Canadian rider on the start line tomorrow. I inquired how she liked the course and she let me know that she liked it a lot, though, she added she hoped it wouldn’t rain during the night. Good luck tomorrow, Vicki!
Swiss National Champ, Christian Heule
It started to rain around 3pm, but Katherine Compton couldn’t care less: she and her riding companion seemed to have fun in that ungodly weather.
I was about to leave when I spotted Hanka Kupfernagel. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s race, as she can be a serious contender to Compton and we should never forget the winner of last weekend’s Euro Championships and reigning World Champion Marianne Vos.