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We are waiting

The endless waiting of a moment, the wonderful waiting for a ride. Reportage by Alberto Grasso

“It’s all a complex of things
Which makes me stop here”
– Paolo Conte

Hours of waiting. Hours spent trying to fill that moment that separates us from the arrival of the cyclists. Waiting and dreaming. ‘We are waiting’ is the photographic research of this specific moment.

The wait is hours of driving and hours of climbing to the top of the mountains. The wait is sleeping in the cold amidst the fog. Frost, sun and rain, it doesn’t matter.  Hours spent, close to each other, sharing the same cold and warming up under the same sun. By drinking the same wine and eating the same food.

All this for what?

Only for a few minutes. A few moments in which we try to relieve the fatigue of our heroes, to help them. A few minutes in which we share their desire for victory, their strength and their passion. You become one with them. A large entity that climbs mountains and cuts through the plains.

After the passage of our heroes, we silently prepare to come back home. We collect our things, clean and neatly go down the mountain or mend the plain. We are all calm, tired and happy: like after a ride. We all think that waiting made sense. We all feel it was worth it. 

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Ascent to Colle dell’Agnello – Stage 19 Pinerolo – Risoul – 28 May 2016 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Colle della Lombarda – Stage 20 – Guillestre – Sant’Anna di Vinadio – 28 May 2016 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Ascent to Passo dello Stelvio – Stage 16 Rovetta – Bormio – 23 May 2017 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Ascent to Passo dello Stelvio – Stage 16 Rovetta – Bormio – 23 May 2017 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Ascent to Passo dello Stelvio – Stage 16 Rovetta – Bormio – 23 May 2017 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Colle delle Finestre – Stage 19 – Venaria Reale – Bardonecchia – 25 May 2018 – Stage won by Chris Froome

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Ascent to Passo dello Stelvio – Stage 16 Rovetta – Bormio – 23 May 2017 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Ascent to Passo dello Stelvio – Stage 16 Rovetta – Bormio – 23 May 2017 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Colle delle Finestre – Stage 19 – Venaria Reale – Bardonecchia – 25 May 2018 – Stage won by Chris Froome

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Ascent to Passo dello Stelvio – Stage 16 Rovetta – Bormio – 23 May 2017 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Ascent to Colle dell’Agnello – Stage 19 Pinerolo – Risoul – 28 May 2016 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Prato Nevoso – Stage 18 – Abbiategrasso – Prato Nevoso – 24 May 2018 – Stage won by Maximilian Schachmann

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Colle delle Finestre – Stage 19 – Venaria Reale – Bardonecchia – 25 May 2018 – Stage won by Chris Froome

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Ascent to Passo dello Stelvio – Stage 16 Rovetta – Bormio – 23 May 2017 – Stage won by Vincenzo Nibali

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Prato Nevoso – Stage 18 – Abbiategrasso – Prato Nevoso – 24 May 2018 – Stage won by Maximilian Schachmann

Credits

Ph & text by Alberto Grasso

IG @alberto.grasso
albertograsso.com

 

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