Hullo - WBT will be traveling to Stage 17 to Plan de Corones of this years Giro (http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2006//giro06/?id=stages/giro0617). This stage is the toughest of the race and the last 5km will be on unsurfaced dirt roads. I’m all booked up and plan to spend sometime with Mrs.WBT in the Dolomite mountains after the stage. The route is to fly from London to Munich, two days there catching up with friends then take a 4 hour train ride down to Brunico/Riscone. Riscone is the small town situated at Plan de Corones. The hotel I have booked is at the foot of the peak of Plan de Cornes and only a 5km walk down to a position where the dirt road begins. (there are several hotels around this area but only two which are close to the stage finish.) After a couple of days of resting in the Dolomite mountains we will take a light aircraft through the mountains to Milan to watch the race finish. After this we will fly back to London from Milan - (you can also take a 2 hour train ride to Innsbruck then fly to London) If you would like some more information from me on train times, plane’s, hotels etc let me know….. awesome WBT out.