|L-R: Christian Prudhomme and Mayor Giorgio Orsoni|
The proposal discussed includes starting with a time trial in Venice before one or two days of racing in the Veneto region from which Ottavio Bottecchia was from.The proposal was formalized by the President of VeneTour, Eleonora Bottecchia, a descendant of Ottavio. Also present at the meeting was Cyruille Tricart, responsible for planning of the grand depart, and other Italian officials.
After the morning meeting in Venice there was a meeting in Conegliano (Treviso) which could host a stage.
|Christian Prudhomme and Eleonora Bottecchia in Conegliano|
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