Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Giro d'Italia-Waterboys.

Cheers to the Waterboys!


The Giro d'Italia is an amazing stage race steeped in tradition. Here's a video from the 1974 edition showcasing the exploits of the importance of the 'gregari' or the 'domestiques.' They are the tireless workers on a team asked to fetch drinks back to their leaders. The tradition of going into designated cafes along the route and literally emptying it of anything in a bottle was both fascinating and comical. It was not a surprise to see them grab the odd refreshing beer!

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