Thursday, August 22, 2013
Garzelli to Pin on His Last Number at 93rd Tre Valli Varesine
Stefano Garzelli is officially retiring on August 23rd at the Tre Valli Varesine race, on his home soil of Varese. His career began began in 1997 with the jersey of Mercatone Uno in which he won the 2000 edition of the Giro d'Italia, his best success. "In the end I think I'm the only rider who has won a jersey in every special edition of the Giro d'Italia", noted Garzelli in the past. "Pink jersey in the Giro del Giubileo (Jubilee Giro, 2000), green jersey in the Giro del Centenario (100th Giro Anniversary, 2009) and another green jersey in the Giro dell'Unità d'Italia (150th anniversary of Italian Unification, 2011)."
The first Tre Valli Varesine was held in 1919. Past winners include Bartali, Coppi, Magni, Motta, Moser, Saronni and Bugno; Garzelli won he race in 2005 and 2006.
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