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We Were There. Giro d'Italia on Scooters.

Rock solid determination, admirable performances and immense love for the footbike. Without it, a bunch of six Czechs and one Finn would barely overcome all the steep climbs that are characteristic of the Giro d'Italia bicycle race. We went through a part of the eleventh stage together with them, so we know what it is.

The Apennine Hills have beautiful views, you just have to climb them…
The Apennine Hills have beautiful views, you just have to climb them…

Hard and Fast

While we were asleep, the guys got up before dawn, and in the darkness they crawled under the gate of the camp that was locked up at that time ...

Morning coffee? It depends…
Morning coffee? It depends…
Seven a.m., the sun starts to feel warm and the road rise ... The Yedoo team sets off for the mountain pass of Della Consuma in their cars at the time.
Seven a.m., the sun starts to feel warm and the road rise ... The Yedoo team sets off for the mountain pass of Della Consuma in their cars at the time.

Passo Della Consuma

We are cheering for you. We are encouraging you. It is cold, cloudy and windy in the saddle. There is the first break waiting for the guys and the first kilometers on the scooter waiting for us.

We are cheering, encouraging, admiring, taking off our hats.
We are cheering, encouraging, admiring, taking off our hats.
A nice meeting. The boys are happy for our presence. "Likes on social networks are fine, but can´t make up for personal support on the spot," Jarda Odvárka told us.
A nice meeting. The boys are happy for our presence. "Likes on social networks are fine, but can´t make up for personal support on the spot," Jarda Odvárka told us.
Still taking a group picture and we are hitting the road
Still taking a group picture and we are hitting the road
15-kilometer downhill ride ahead of us, yedoo
15-kilometer downhill ride ahead of us, yedoo

Over Four Hills

The 11th stage leading from Florence (Ponte and Ema) to the town of Bagno di Romagna led over four steep hills. On the way to the top of Sella di Raggio we were expected to climb up the elevation of up to 11 percent, and reaching the highest peak of the stage - Monte Fumaiolo – of 10 percent. In the end we should have experienced the final 25-kilometer downhill ride and the joy that we could be with this incredibly inspiring Kick Italy 2017 event, the reward for liters of our sweat, besides fantastic views on the way.

The Yedoo Team attended the 11th stage on Yedoo Wolfer and Yedoo Trexx scooters. The Kick Italy team rides Giro on Yedoo Wolfer scooters and Kickbike Race Max 20 scooters. All of Giru's collected mileage goes to the Kick Crocodile charity event.

Unlike cyclists, we ride Giro in peak traffic.
Unlike cyclists, we ride Giro in peak traffic.
Mounting
Mounting
Mounting
Mounting
Heckling each other
Heckling each other
Some water?
Some water?
The Giro route is decorated with pink bikes, pink flowers, pink ribbons ... Do you know why?
The Giro route is decorated with pink bikes, pink flowers, pink ribbons ... Do you know why?
Fantastic landscape views have been a reward for us.
Fantastic landscape views have been a reward for us.
The color of Giro is pink. This is because the La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, which is printed on pink paper, participated in establishing the race.
The color of Giro is pink. This is because the La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, which is printed on pink paper, participated in establishing the race.
Finally the downhill ride
Finally the downhill ride
6 p.m. and the riders´ final climb
6 p.m. and the riders´ final climb
And it will get worse
And it will get worse
Good we had an accompanying vehicle with us. It gathered all those who have run out of strength.
Good we had an accompanying vehicle with us. It gathered all those who have run out of strength.
All up
All up
The peak of Monte Fumaiolo was reached. Good job
The peak of Monte Fumaiolo was reached. Good job
Still stick a scooter-rider sticker and we go on
Still stick a scooter-rider sticker and we go on
We reached the finish line decorated with pink umbrellas shortly before eighth
We reached the finish line decorated with pink umbrellas shortly before eighth
Final goodbye. The boys, unlike us, are wait for even more challenging stages in which they can prove that human will has no boundaries.
Final goodbye. The boys, unlike us, are wait for even more challenging stages in which they can prove that human will has no boundaries.

You can follow the Kick Italy team on

www.facebook.com/KickItaly2017

www.kickitaly2017.com

Pictures: Ivo Dvořák and Vendula Kosíková

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