Last weekend the Giro d'Italia came by my house! Well, it wasn't on my doorstep, but it was about 5 minutes away. I got there about half an hour before they were supposed to arrive to get a good spot on the side of the road they would be coming down. As you can see from the sequence of photos, first came the police- about 10 of them on their motorcycles. Then the first pack of cyclists, which had the famous "pink shirt" (whomever is winning the race at the time gets to wear the pink shirt). Between packs of cyclists, along came the team cars with their extra bicycles on top. Note: the photo of the random woman who whizzed along with the giro d'italia bikers - she has her tongue sticking out!
The funniest part of the race were the giro d'italia trucks that kept pulling up before the racers got to each point. The drivers of these ice cream looking trucks were were shouting with loudspeakers trying to sell giro d'italia stuff (t-shirts, stuffed mascots, etc.)