The Team Vittoria vehicles at the start of the stage
Nothing is left unchecked, everything must come handy for a quick assistance, but also be safely tight on each car. The attention for details is enormous
The Vittoria experts lined up at the start
The notorious Francesco Moser with Mario Scirea, few instants before the flag drops
Get some calls on the list? Then you should rather make them in advance, during the race you must always be ready to take action and Roberto Mora knows his way.
Double check of the course for Mario Scirea, Vittoria Service Course car driver. The map taped on the dashboard will be useful during the race.
The colorful “snake” of riders during the third stage of the Tour of the Alps moves through the roads which leads from Salurn to Baselga di Pinè
Busy, so it is the street during a race reserved to professionist, made by riders and cars which whizz side by side, in a delicate interlocking game. It’s worth paying the maximum attention
Wheels and tools box at the mechanic’s fingertips
Few km after the start, and the assistance to the riders has already started. The race heats up, if team cars can’t reach their athletes in the breakaway, then it’s a Service Course business to collect the unnecessary extra clothings.
Some riders lose ground, but you just can’t lose sight on them
The Vittoria car spotted by photographers.
The stage runs trough Palù di Giovo, as a tribute to Francesco Moser
“Radio corsa”, primary support to provide and receive live infos during the race
To drive a car along such a sport event it is no joke
A quick chat with the Team Sky sport director Matteo Tosatto
Two eyes which count as many more, those of the expert Mario Scirea
The time comes, Radio Corsa calls “puncture”, the mechanic rushes and get off the car to provide a fast assistance to the rider
Few seconds needed to replace the punctured wheel and the rider is back in the race
The race is over, but the Service Course work is not. They will have to give the riders’ wheels back to their teams and recollect the Vittoria material.