Hugo Koblet, “Pédaleur de charme“, and Fausto Coppi, “Il Campionissimo”, two post-war era giants. They were good friends, until the Giro d’Italia 1953 edition. After that Giro, they would never speak to each other again. But, what happened?
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Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia 2014 is a 139 km high mountain stage from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello (Martelltal). It is this years’ Cima Coppi stage.
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The route of the Giro d’Italia 2014, the 97th edition of the Italian grand tour, has been unveiled. The race will start in Belfast, Ireland, on May 9th, Friday; and finish in Trieste, Italy, on June 01, Sunday. There will be total of 21 stages with three rest days.
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The Cima Coppi is the summit with highest altitude reached by cyclists during the Giro d’Italia. It was established in 1965, five years after the death of the “Il Campionissimo” (champion of champions) Fausto Coppi.
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Stage 19 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition is a High Mountain stage with summit finish, between Ponte di Legno and Val Martello. The length of the course is 138 kilometers, short but tough. The route also contains epic climbs of Passo Gavia (3618 m) and Passo dello Stelvio (2758 m).
UPDATE: Stage route has been modified due to bad weather.
UPDATE 2: Stage has been canceled due to bad weather.
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The route of the Giro d’Italia 2013 has been unveiled. The race will start in Napoli on May 4th, 2013, Saturday and finish in Brescia on May 26th, 2013, Sunday.
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