Bridie O'Donnell

@Bridie_OD

commentweeter, athlete, writer, doctor dropout, best Auntie ever

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Downtown Vidor, a beautiful day for some climbing!

A lovely FSA system to match my 11 speed Campagnolo, thanks to and Piero the super mechanic!

Good things come to those who wait! I'm back training w power. Yeah, baby!

Of course, this Italy, so no appts are made & lads loiter on the gravel driveway, hoping for his time

This is Piero. He works at Pinarello head office by day & services bikes by night.

This is Piero. He works at Pinarello head office by day & services bikes by night.

Goody gum-drops! New SRM cranks to match the Campy 11speed bikes. Woohoo!

Livin the dream: kipping in the furgone for the 350km journey home. Survived wet, cold World Cup. Contenta!

Fausto prepara i panini (I want to ask for nutella, just to see the look of horror!)

Course for today's world cup, 160 starters, 28 teams & 16 countries! That last bit w the bump in it, we do 4 times :)

Why have young boys demonstrating kickboxing at a WC presentation, you ask? Why not!

6 Fassa Bortolo ragazze per domani, primo Coppo del Mondo a Cittiglio

Fabulous Laura (nearly as good as Beth, AUS team soignie last year), me & Valentina

Fabulous Laura (nearly as good as Beth, AUS team soignie last year), me & Valentina

My view of Italy for next 4h as we drive to Varese. BYO seatbelt in the back of this team van.

Lucio Rigato, team owner for 15y, working his way thru a few roast chickens. Lui e molto bravo.

Lucio Rigato, team owner & manager, working his way through a few roast chickens. We ate salad & fish

Lucio Rigato, team owner & manager, working his way through a few roast chickens. We ate salad & fish

Last season's midnight blue puffy jacket has been superceded (who knew?!) by an understated white.

The midnight blue puffy jacket was so last season. Top Girls Fassa Bortolo shows what white can do.