Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23rd, Start of the 1988 Giro d'Italia

Today, in 1988, marked the start of the Giro d' Italia in Urbino. It was the Giro in which Andy Hampsten became the first American, and non-European, to win. It was also the Giro of the epic cold and snow of Passo Gavia.

Read Andy's account of that day on the Gavia here in ICJ.

Passo Gavia will be one of the three climbs on Tuesday's stage 16.



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