Nove Colli - part 6 - finishline


After 200km (or 130) you finally make it back into Cesentatico and head towards the finish.  In true Italian style this is a long, flat straight with loads of inflatable sponsor arches plus a full-on timing/finishline stand (plus   grandstand for supporters to watch from).

Uncharacteristically, I didn't see too much sprinting for the line (even if it is for 2,000th position) and quite a few looked pretty tired.


After getting across the finishline and getting your pasta meal the last challenge is getting out of the finish area past all the shops and sponsor tents.

If you have a moment do stop to check out the Marco Pantani monument in a small park just after the finish.

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