It is a serious race. The winner (male) took just over 19 minutes to reach the top. The fastest signora took somewhat over 24 minutes. However there are also prizes for the best costumes. The theme this year was Italy, so we spectators were treated to a cycling leaning Tower of Pisa, Roman Centurians, pizza delivery vans, Chianti bottles, ice cream cones and, of course, the Mafia. All good fun. This year the requirement that the riders have a mustache was dropped, but registration was only possible if the rider could give their start number in Italian!
|Anyone for pizza?|
|Pizza trike followed by 2 gondolas|
|"Ben Hur" meets ""Death in Venice"|
|Bellisimo! The essence of Italy, the flag, the Romans, Pisa, Chianti, the Mafia|