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Tirreno-Adriatico gallery: Scarponi’s hometown prepares for the race

On Monday morning, VeloNews photo director Brad Kaminski and reporter Brian Holcombe drove through Filottrano, Italy, Michele Scarponi’s hometown. Residents and fans were getting ready to cheer on Scarponi as the Tirreno-Adriatico peloton passed through later in the day. Kaminski took a few shots of the preparations before speeding on to the race finish.

2011 Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 6: Waiting for Michele
The Filottrano skyline