Thursday, October 8, 2009

Presentation of the 2010 Giro d'Italia

The presentation of the entire route for the 93rd Giro d'Italia will take place in Milan on Saturday, October 24th. The race will take place from 8 to 30 May, 2010. Last year was the 100th anniversary of the race, having first started in 1909, but the race did not take place during war years.

One of the themes of next year's race will be to commemorate Fausto Coppi who passed away 50 years ago, on January 2, 1960, at just past 40 years of age. Coppi won 22 stages and five overall victories in the Giro d'Italia (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953). He won two editions of the Tour de France, the World Championships, Milan-San Remo three times, and Paris-Roubaix.

Photo: 1949 - Fausto Coppi during his escape on the Cuneo-Pinerolo

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