From Verona we had almost reached the lowest point again and the following kilometers would be travelling through the less interesting and rainy Po valley. Luckily the cities Ferrara and Bologna made the trip worthwhile.
On the day we were in Siena the Strade Bianche was held. This is a speed cycling competition and is the first classic. a warm-up for Tirreno-Adriatico apparently. We were at the finish to take in the atmosphere.