Our ride route today’s follows the course of a stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia. An incredible stage won by Philippe Gilbert, solo. His initial attack was on a little (well not so little) climb out of Cannero Riviera, powering his way on the steep pinches through the forest above the lake. We’ll enjoy the rewarding views before the fun descent back to the lake. We’ll refuel in Verbania, where Gilbert claimed his victory. It’s a short ride back to our hotel from there. Tonight, you may like to try dinner on one of the islands just off the shore from Stresa.