Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Giro d'Italia: 100 + 1 Years

For the 101st anniversary of the Giro d'Italia the Gazzetta dello Sport is preparing a DVD that celebrates the past champions of the "Corsa Rosa". They have asked readers to vote on who the Gazzetta should consider. After 3,000 votes this is the result:
Pantani 24.6%
Coppi 13.7%
Bartali 8.5%
Merckx 8.5%
Indurain 5.8%
Cipollini 5.1%
Bugno 4.6%
Basso 3.9%
Chiappucci 3.8%
Simoni 3.5%
Gimondi 3.0%
Moser 2.9%
Contador 2.0%
Gaul 2.0%
Hinault 1.9%
Binda 1.6%
Saronni 1.5%
Anquetil 1.2%
Van Steenbergen 1.0%
Magni 0.9%

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