Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Giro d'Italia Considers Start in Washington DC, Part VI

Italian newspaper "Il Sole 24 Ore" reported today that the start of the 2012 Giro d'Italia in
Washington D.C. will be announced tomorrow. The announcement is said to be taking place at the Italian Embassy with Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Washington D.C Mayor Adrian Fenty and Giro director Angelo Zomegnan.

Two important meetings took place in Washington this past December between a delegation from RCS Sport, led by Angelo Zomegnan, and Mayor Adrian Fenty and city authorities.

The original plan of a prologue plus a stage may have been altered. 24 Ore reported that the plan is for a prologue on a Saturday, return to Italy on Sunday, rest day on Monday, and the Giro then starting on Italian soil on Tuesday.

More tomorrow...

Also for 2012, Brescia is bidding for the finish of the Giro.

Previous story and links to all related stories here.

Photo, left to right, in December 2009: Italian ambassador to the United States Giulio Terzi, Mayor Adrian Fenty, and Angelo Zomegan

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