Thursday, May 14, 2009
Ivan Basso Takes On The Giro Crowd
At the pre-race sign-in, Ivan Basso took a wrong turn. Instead of riding his bike up the road that was reserved for the racers, Basso found himself stuck behind the fans, and the barricades, with no where to go.
Not a problem...this is Italy!
Basso kept his composure, handed his bike over the barrier, and the fans boosted him up and over. Much to the delight of the assembled crowd. Ivan took it all in stride, and saluted the fans and their helping hands...once he got up on stage.
Moments like this are what make the Giro d'Italia truly memorable.