Unserious Questions: Ready for the Giro

    We love, love, love this VeloNews grand tour tradition. Unserious Questions is a weekly column that features a Q&A style interview with several Americans racing any given three-week long stage race. The questions are, as the column name suggests, the lesser asked (never asked) questions that make for a quick and catchy yet informative read. For the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia, Alex Howes and Joe Dombrowski are among the featured riders.

    What was the most Italian thing you saw/that happened to you today?

    Pete Stetina (Trek-Segafredo): Upon landing, the Internet has been virtually nonexistent.
    Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac): The old guy at the cafe looked each one of us up in the local paper and demanded a picture.
    Chad Haga (Sunweb): I saw a kid on a tiny 650c bike with vintage Miche and Campy components, and Vittoria corsa tubulars on 36-spoke box-section rims.
    Joey Rosskopf (BMC): My name now seems to be “grande Joe!”
    Joe Dombrowski (Cannondale-Drapac): Saw a Piaggio Ape practically drifting around switchbacks.

    More questions. More answers. Here.