Roses with the Maglia Rosa
I admit it, I am taken with the beauty of Italy. So many of the traffic circles and islands are gloriously planted and festooned with public art. Here the Astana driven peloton swings into Brescia slipping through these islands of roses. The last of the day's traditions is to let the team with the leader's jersey to enter the town and take the first lap of the finishing circuit as a victory lap.