The Giro d’Italia 2014 Official promo has been published by the RCS Sport, the organizer of the Italian grand tour (produced by Studio eFFe). They did a great job, as usual. Breathtaking images. Enjoy.
In the 1974 Giro d’Italia, a completely unknown 21-year-old Belgian, Wilfried Reybrouck, won the first stage from Vatican City to Formia and wore the maglia rosa in his first professional Grand Tour.
In the 1946 Giro d’Italia, a new jersey has been introduced: The “Maglia Nera” (black jersey). It was awarded as a symbolic prize given to the last man to finish the race within the time limit. But why the jersey was black? The riders chose the black because it was the color of the jersey …
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1924 Giro d’Italia was very extraordinary. Because, Alfonsina Strada participated in that year’s Giro, and became the only woman to have ridden one of cycling’s three 3-week grand tours.
I finished reading “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by Herbie Sykes. Now it’s Tour de France time, and I started to reading “Slaying the Badger” by Richard Moore.
Four cyclists have died during the Giro d’Italia: Orfeo Ponsin (a.k.a. Orfeo Ponzin) (1952), Juan Manuel Santisteban (a.k.a. Juan Manuel Santiesteban) (1976), Emilio Ravasio (1986), and Wouter Weylandt (2011).
Giovanni Rossignoli was the hidden winner of two Giri d’Italia. He never won the Italian grand tour, but, in fact, he was the fastest finisher – twice.
I finished reading “Put me back on my bike” by William Fotheringham, and now started a new book: “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at Giro d’Italia”, by Herbie Sykes. A great book about the history of the Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia is going to Ireland for its “Grande Partenza” in 2014. The 97th running of the Italian Grand Tour will also visit Armagh and Dublin.