From Marty, picture of Wladimiro D'Ascenzo from Bellante Stazione, Italy, who won the New York Gran Fondo this year. Marty said he was a nice guy and came over and talked to Marty and he congratulated him.
Marty said he thinks we would all pedal a little faster if we had girls in black slinky dresses at the end of the ride. I did have Janet in a slinky Kenda jersey but she bailed on the award ceremony so she could ride with the girls out of New Albany shortly after we departed Granville. Kendaites are not known for their reliability.