Saturday, September 15, 2012

2013 Giro d'Italia: Stage in Ischia Still Possible

Meetings between the Giro d'Italia organizer (RCS Sport) and Ischia local government officials who desire to hold a stage have continued since November, the latest being this past week. Ischia, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, presents many challenging logistical issues in bringing a massive event like the Giro to a small island. With the official 2013 Giro d'Italia presentation scheduled for September 30th a final deadline for making a decision about Ischia has been set for Tuesday, September 18th.

The only time the Giro has visited Ischia was in 1959 for a 31 km time trial stage, Stage 8. It had been anticipated that the winner would be Jacques Anquetil but the surprise winner was Antonino Catalano (Bianchi-Pirelli team) from Palermo, Sicily.

Related story:  Ischia Hopes to Host 2013 Giro d'Italia Stage 

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