Checking the Map
Every team is provided with a race "Bible" that will describe each stage in detail. For Silvan Dillier, the most important detail is the elevation map of the final climb up to Abetone. While each rider has a small index card version of the map, Dillier took the opportunity to go over the map with his Director Sportif in the following team car. After I painting this, I saw him checking his small map several times. I think he was hoping he could make the climb disappear.