13 July 2010

Image of the Day: Casartelli Memorial

Picture of the day: Fabio Casartelli Memorial on Col de Portet d'Aspet
Fabio Casartelli died in Stage #15 of the 1995 Tour de France. In 2010, Stage #15 of the Tour de France will pass his memorial. The Fabio Casartelli memorial is on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet (not the Col de Portet, which is a different climb).
I passed this memorial the other day. It was very moving as I descended the road and came upon the memorial along the side of the road. The coverage on TV does not give the true feel for how steep and technical this road truly is. It is dangerous.