We met some brilliant new friends along our 12 days adventure, one of whom, was the official Race Photographer, Matthias Wjst.
If you think the riders had it hard, he had to stay awake longer and be more attentive than any of the competitors to snap all of the moments in time that can pass so quickly.
He has a beautiful collection of images from the event. The ones at Check Point 2 at the Stelvio are worth searching out and show just how tough the conditions were for so many of the riders, including us.
You can find his website and gallery HERE.