Thursday, January 29, 2009

100 Days to Start of Giro d'Italia in Venice

Wonderous Venice will host the start of the Giro d'Italia in 100 days. The team presentations will take place two days prior to race start in the famous Piazza San Marco on May 7th. It should be quite a spectacle.

The Giro will then begin on Saturday, May 9th on the Lido, an 11 mile Venetian island separating the Venetian lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. It's the only place in Venice you could possibly have a time 20.5 km team time trial.

Photos: the Lido appearing as a thin line in the horizon with Piazzetta San Marco in the immediate foreground as seen from St. Mark's Campanile; an aerial view in the opposite direction with the Lido in the foreground, Venice in the center with the causeway that connects it to the mainland; course map; Giro brochure showing Piazza San Marco, considered the heart of Venice

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