After the end of stage 6 we made our way to the team buses. There wasn't a bus for Rock Racing, just a Cadillac Escalade. You didn't have to speak Italian to see that when Mario Cipollini rode up he seemed a bit upset that there wasn't a bus. The Escalade was swarmed by fans, me included to get a glimpse of him. I thought I wouldn't get a chance to have my picture autographed, by just before the Escalade drove away, Mario rolled the window down and reached for my picture and autographed it!