Close to the highest point of the whole Milan-Sanremo, the Turchino pass, it turned cloudy and windy.
During the long and tricky descent, the two route inspectors, Maurizio Molinari and Marco Della Vedova, faced a completely dark tunnel – a potential hazard for the approaching peloton.
We were just a few minutes ahead of the riders and the time to fix the issue was short. So they quickly got out of the car, opened the trunk and used a bunch of flaming torches to illuminate the whole tunnel.
At the end of the race, I was fascinated to learn how they resolved all the different issues, such as urban traffic, race signals and last minute unexpected hazards.
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