Monday, April 20, 2009

Re-living the 1st Stage of the 1909 Giro d'Italia


For the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Giro d'Italia, cycling club ASD 1001 MI.SAV in collaboration with A.R.I. (Audax Randonneur Italia) is organizing a replica (in parts) of the first stage of the 1909 Giro d'Italia on May 17th.



The number of participants in the randonnèe are limited to the number of 1909: 127. The start time will be the same: 2:53 a.m., and the start location will be the same: Piazza Loreto (Milano).



The route will take riders through the provinces of Milano, Como, and Varese and will be 168 km in length with 1045 meters of elevation gain.



The control, and rest stop, will be in Induno Olona, the birthplace of Luigi Ganna, winner of the 1909 Giro d'Italia.
Read more about the 1909 Giro d'Italia here:



Photo: Luigi Ganna

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