The scenery was beautiful: lots of rice fields, endless rice fields. Giro-E stage number 2, flat calm. 62 kilometres, 50 metres of positive elevation gain. Just one star on the commitment scale. But beautiful, as always when it comes to cycling, because cycling is about being together. Also because there is little or no engine action on the flat, you have to work hard with your legs: at 25 kilometres per hour the engine stops and it’s up to the muscles.
Giro-E’s man of the day is Moreno Torricelli, born in 1970, a former Juventus full-back, with whom he won three championships, two Italian Cups and two Super Cups, as well as a UEFA and a Champions League. Today, he is doing the feat by bike, participating with the Randstad eCycling team.