Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Giro d'Italia, Rome, May 31st

As I mentioned yesterday, the Giro d'Italia will finish this year in Rome, rather than Milano, on May 31st. At the presentation in Rome yesterday, in addition to announcing the new book "100 anni di passione", the organizers discussed the finalized route and a photographic exhibition.

The final, "epilogo", stage will begin in Piazza Venezia and end along via dei Forli Imperiali in the vicinity of the Colosseum . The 15.5 Km course will be fast with the first four kilometres consisting of a gradual climb which will be followed by a flat 11.5 Km.There will be 17 turns on the course which will pass Via Veneto, Piazza di Spagna, San Pietro, Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza del Popolo, La Bocca della Verità and Il Circo Massimo.

The photography exhibition will be held at the Galleria Alberto Sordi (http://www.galleriaalbertosordi.it/) from the middle to the end of May.

Photos: Colosseum, stage profile and route

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