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Big Fuzzbike Il Giro Roma Photo Hugh Ardoin

Municipal police escort leads the way for the last stage of Il Giro in Rome, the famous Italian cycling event that takes the competitors around the whole peninsula

Gliding in the pastel streets that once saw the Caesar Legions, a policewoman rides her German mechanical steed, 

The shining machine between her legs, and an miniature orange whistle squeezed between her lips, here she rides as the ultimate symbol of an unfettered authority 

Lady Godiva on her white horse…

Hugh Ardoin The Rome Gallery