Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tirreno-Adriatico

Tirreno-Adriatico 2010, LivornoNo national or foreign leader is visiting Livorno, this is the police escort opening the “Tirreno-Adriatico”, an annual bicycle race that this year starts from Livorno.Tirreno-Adriatico 2010, LivornoIt is called the “race of the two seas” because it crosses Italy from coast to coast in several stages.Tirreno-Adriatico 2010, LivornoThis 2010 edition will finish next Tuesday in San Benedetto del Tronto, on the Adriatic sea.

25 comments:

tapirgal said...

This is great subject matter. I especially like the large version of the top photo. The perspective with the zoom is cinematic.

Jacob said...

Wow! How much fun is that? These are great photos! I'd love to be there to see this...do they come back to Livorno at any point.

Which one is you?

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

B SQUARED said...

It's gaining in popularity here but no where near that of Europe.

Gunn said...

Great action shots!!

Kate said...

Simply great photos! Especially the middle photo.

Per Stromsjo said...

Probably a noisy spectacle, loudspeakers and all.

joo said...

I like especially the first one - the withe helmets and white lamps comose really great:)

brattcat said...

VP, you really capture the energy in these. I feel my heart pumping faster just looking at them.

Hilda said...

Oh wow, what a great trio of shots! I can feel the excitement even from way over here. Based on what the bikers are wearing, it looks like it's going to be a cold ride. And I love that last photo of so many bikes on top of so many cars — I've never seen anything like it.

Kaori said...

That shot with all the racers is wonderful! It sounds like a very difficult race!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a great event!
Your pictures are always brilliant and beautiful.I think it could be an adventure to be part of this bicycle race there!
Hugs
Léia

VP said...

@ Per - Not with this weather: they passed through the center very quickly and without much fuss. There were practically no spectators.

@ Hilda - The service cars of the various teams follow the race and have spare bikes for almost every rider.

Jacob said...

Hi VP - Re your comment on The Villages...yup, you've probably seen that area of shops before as I've taken a bunch of pictures of it...

Say "Hi" and "Thanks" to Trillian!

Dina said...

Very cool pictures!

Imagine, riding from coast to coast.

Halcyon said...

Cool! Glad you got to see part of it.

Small City Scenes said...

Boy lots of bikes there. Always with the rain, huh. Never fails. MB

Lois said...

I don't think I have ever seen so many bikes in one place!

Stine in Ontario said...

That sounds fun to watch, VP! Look at all those bikes!

Lily Hydrangea said...

those bikers look serious. great shots VP!

Leif Hagen said...

Great coverage photos of the bike race! The bikers have warm clothes on - not so warm in Livorno yet I guess.

JM said...

The middle shot is amazing! Great capture, VP!

Wolynski said...

All the bikers together is such a great photo. And to think only one of them can win.

Tash said...

No way! unbelievable. Really excellent photography for all the shots.

Andreea said...

Great shots, I really like them, especially the middle one.