Don Camillo, Peppone … y Guccini

Don Camillo, Peppone … y Guccini

Después de la tercera victoria de Fernando Gaviria la nueva etapa es totalmente plana. El Giro sale de la ciudad donde nació la bandera italiana, para ir a los pueblos cantados por el compositor italiano Francesco Guccini, a través de la Via Emilia y la estatal 9. Un paisaje verde con un sabor nostálgico recordando a las estrellas de la TV como Don Camillo y Peppone. Un lugar donde los agricultores se mezclaron con la moderna fábrica como Ducati, un orgullo del made in Italy. El Giro atraviesa toda la Pianura Padana y en los últimos kilómetros atraviesa el mismo camino de la Copa del Mundo de primavera, Milan-Sanremo pasando […]

Don Camillo, Peppone… and Guccini

Don Camillo, Peppone… and Guccini

After the third wins of Fernando Gaviria the new stage is totally plain. The Giro leave the city where the italian flag was born, to go to the villages sung by the italian songwriter Francesco Guccini, through the via Emilia and Statale 9. A green landscape with a nostalgic taste remembering tv star like Don Camillo and Peppone. A place where farmers were mixed with modern factory like Ducati, a plus in the made in Italy. The Giro cross the whole Pianura Padana and in the last kilometers go through the same road of the Spring World Cup, the Milano – Sanremo passing by Liguria. Finish line is in Tortona, a city that until […]

DON CAMILLO, PEPPONE… E GUCCINI

DON CAMILLO, PEPPONE… E GUCCINI

Dopo il tris di Fernando Gaviria si passa ad una tappa assolutamente piatta. Si lascia la città del tricolore, Reggio Emilia, e si va verso i borghi cantati da Francesco Guccini con la via Emilia, Statale numero 9 in questo caso. E’ un territorio ricco di verde, con quel sapore inafferrabile e nostalgico alla Don Camillo e Peppone. La fatica dei contadini si mescola alla modernissima industria come la Ducati, vanto del made in Italy. Si attraversa tutta la pianura Padana e nel tratto finale ci si immerge nell’atmosfera del Mondiale di primavera, la Milano Sanremo con il passaggio in Liguria. L’arrivo è a Tortona, che finora ha visto solo un […]

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

REGGIO EMILIA: The Giro reach Reggio Emilia, the city where the italian flag was born, a must be place in this hundred years Giro. This stage will start from Forlì, called by its inhabitants “Zibabon“, a city in the romagna plain whose symbol is the high bell tower of the Romanesque Abbey called San Mercuriale. In a race made for climbers, the 12th and 13th stage represent a good chance for the sprinters to gain some victory. The speed along this 229km will be very high so that for a long time the group will ride on the highway near the Appennino until Sasso Marconi, a small town named after Guglielmo […]

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

REGGIO EMILIA: The Giro reach Reggio Emilia, the city where the italian flag was born, a must be place in this hundred years Giro. This stage will start from Forlì, called by its inhabitants “Zibabon“, a city in the romagna plain whose symbol is the high bell tower of the Romanesque Abbey called San Mercuriale. In a race made for climbers, the 12th and 13th stage represent a good chance for the sprinters to gain some victory. The speed along this 229km will be very high so that for a long time the group will ride on the highway near the Appennino until Sasso Marconi, a small town named after Guglielmo […]

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

REGGIO EMILIA: The Giro reach Reggio Emilia, the city where the italian flag was born, a must be place in this hundred years Giro. This stage will start from Forlì, called by its inhabitants “Zibabon“, a city in the romagna plain whose symbol is the high bell tower of the Romanesque Abbey called San Mercuriale. In a race made for climbers, the 12th and 13th stage represent a good chance for the sprinters to gain some victory. The speed along this 229km will be very high so that for a long time the group will ride on the highway near the Appennino until Sasso Marconi, a small town named after Guglielmo […]

La mariposa en rosa

La mariposa en rosa

MONTEFALCO: La mariposa de Maastricht se viste de rosa. Como de pronóstico el holandés Tom Dumoulin pone en el bolsillo un bonito margen y se presenta a la segunda parte del #Giro100 con la camiseta que contraseña el líder de la carrera a etapas italiana. Tom tiene ahora más de 2 minutos de ventaja de los otros pilotos, el primero de ellos es Nairo Quintana con una brecha de 2 ‘: 23 ” Un Giro rico de sorpresas lo que estamos viviendo que ya ha visto 6 camisetas rosas diferentes: Postlberger, Greipel, Gaviria, Jungels, Quintana y Dumoulin. Esta segunda mitad del giro será aún más hermosa que la primera; enseguida […]

IN AUTOSTRADA PASSANDO DA CASA MARCONI

IN AUTOSTRADA PASSANDO DA CASA MARCONI

REGGIO EMILIA: Si arriva a Reggio Emilia, città dove è nato il tricolore italiano. Un doveroso tributo per il Giro dei cento anni. Si parte invece da Forlì chiamata dai suoi abitanti con il soprannome di “Zibadon” centro nella fertile pianura romagnola il cui simbolo è l’altissimo campanile dell’abbazia romanica chiamato San Mercuriale. In una corsa caratterizzata dalle salite, la 12^ e la 13^ tappa rappresentano opportunità importanti per le ruote veloci del gruppo. La velocità sarà elevata lungo questi 229 km tant’è che per un tratto si passerà in autostrada in zona Valico dell’Appennino fino a Sasso Marconi, città che prende il nome da Guglielmo Marconi, che qui, nella […]

A Pink Butterfly and now the terrible Appennino

A Pink Butterfly and now the terrible Appennino

MONTEFALCO: the Butterfly of Maastricht dresses in pink; as predicted, the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin take the overall race lead and is now ready to start the second half of #giro100 dressing the pink jersey. Tom has now more than 2 minutes advantage from the other riders, the first of them is Nairo Quintana with a gap of 2′:23″ A Giro full of surprise which has already seen 6 different riders dressing the pink jersey: Postlberger, Greipel, Gaviria, Jungels, Quintana and Dumoulin. This second half of Giro will be even more beautiful then the first one; we will start with the Appennini, from Florence, the city of Gino Bartali, to Bagno di […]

A Pink Butterfly and now the terrible Appennino

A Pink Butterfly and now the terrible Appennino

MONTEFALCO: the Butterfly of Maastricht dresses in pink; as predicted, the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin take the overall race lead and is now ready to start the second half of #giro100 dressing the pink jersey. Tom has now more than 2 minutes advantage from the other riders, the first of them is Nairo Quintana with a gap of 2′:23″ A Giro full of surprise which has already seen 6 different riders dressing the pink jersey: Postlberger, Greipel, Gaviria, Jungels, Quintana and Dumoulin. This second half of Giro will be even more beautiful then the first one; we will start with the Appennini, from Florence, the city of Gino Bartali, to Bagno di […]