Scott Sunderland diary: Bound for Italy


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We're at the airport, waiting for our flight to Italy this evening, but it looks like the whole of the Giro is here! There's a big party with VIPs, police, food wine, champagne, beer. It's unbelievable. We'll be hanging around until 9:30 until we get a flight, which means we won't be in our hotel until midnight, but it's the same for everyone.

It's been a big organisation as it is with any transfer. We had our second bus come across to the finish so our first bus could get going and that one will pick us up from Palma airport in Italy. We also sent the biggest truck down this morning with all the suitcases and bags, and the small truck picked up all the equipment from the race today. The big truck should arrive some time around 10pm. It's a 14-16 hour drive for the mechanics. Then they have to get up at sparrows fart to prepare the TT bikes for riding the next day. It's a lot of work for the personnel.

The race cars and soigneurs cars should arrive tomorrow at around lunchtime. We already sent three cars with soigneurs and physios this morning to the hotel too, so that they can prepare for our arrival. They'll have a bit of food ready so when the riders come in, they can eat something if they're hungry.

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