Monday, October 12, 2009

L'Eroica and the Giro d'Italia

Gerard von Dongen, from the Netherlands, has sent a link to his collection of photos from the 2009 L'Eroica, a few of which are pictured above. Gerard also has a series of stories about his participation on his Dutch blog.

The first photo above includes Americo Severini, in the Italian national champion colors, who was the cyclocross champion in 1956, 1961, and 1963; and, at the World Championships a silver medal in 1958 and bronze medals 1955, 1959, and 1965.

The L'Eroica has already spawned the Monte Paschi Eroica professional race on the strade bianche and now comes news that the 2010 Giro d'Italia will have a stage using the same roads. The official route of the 93rd Giro d'Italia will be presented October 24th in Milano.

Photos: by Gerard von Dongen

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