This blog should have gone out yesterday but due to iPad failure didn’t happen! Brief summary:

It must have been an amazing sight for the Milanese and countless surprised tourists as 72 riders all in Hope’s Italian Job tops cycled into the Piazza del Duomo yesterday evening. Cameras clicking, bubbly flowing, many hugs (even from strangers) and whoops of delight filled the air.

With Ryan one of the support riders.

With Ryan one of the support riders.

The entry into the centre of Milan was as treacherous as the previous days of cycling. Dodging the chaotic Italian drivers required a completely different skill set.

Earlier in the day we had set off from Lugano and after crossing Lake Como another killer mountain awaited us with steep greatness – leading up to the spectacular Museo del Ciclismo on the Madonna del Ghisallo. Here is a complete record of all the cycling heroes that have graced the tough Giro d’Italia. What better place to stop with our own hero Johnno.

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The evening at the hotel was overwhelming as I officially got crowned as the Singh of the Mountains! We had many emotional moments and very tired bodies but an early night was elusive.