The 102nd edition of the Giro d’Italia will start on Saturday 11 May from Bologna.
The first stop will start from Piazza Maggiore, passing through Porta San Felice, for the Rotonda Romagnoli, via della Barca, up to San Luca.
The race includes a short but spectacular route thanks to the last 2km all uphill towards the Sanctuary, with maximum peaks of 16% gradient.
The tour caravan will begin to color the city a few days before, with events, meetings, the preparation of the starting village and the presentation of the teams and runners.
For the next day, May 12, the departure from the Casalecchio Cross will be preceded by a gangway of all the teams that will start from the center of Bologna.
THE PROGRAM OF INITIATIVES
The Giro d’Italia will be a great celebration of sport and culture.
Among the initiatives on the occasion of Italy’s most awaited departure, the presentation of the book “Fausto Coppi. The greatness of the myth” will take place on Thursday 9 May at 6 pm in the Sala Tassinari of Palazzo d’Accursio.
The 400-page volume, with over 350 photographs, mostly unpublished, by Walter Breveglieri, collects contributions from Marina and Fausto Coppi and texts from great Italian sports journalists such as Orio Vergani, Giulio Crosti, Ruggero Radice “Raro”, Luca Liguori, Gian Paolo Ormezzano, Claudio Gregori, Gianfranco Civolani, Paolo Francia, Sergio Neri, Italo Cucci, Claudio Ferretti, Gianni Mura, Salvatore Giannella, Marino Bartoletti.
To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Fausto Coppi, the Minerva publishing house also inaugurated on April 16th the photographic exhibition that bears the same title as the book and which contains the shots by the Bolognese photographer Walter Breveglieri.
The exhibition that can be visited until Sunday 12 May in the Sala Farnese of Palazzo d’Accursio brings the public back to the most beautiful and significant moments of the life of the Campionissimo as they had never been seen before. The first successes of 1946, the pain for the loss of his brother Serse, the glorious victories, the bitter defeats, and the moments of life between friends and family.
To make this setting even more unique, a gallery of shots dedicated to cycling in Bologna between 1945 and 1960 with scenes of everyday life that immortalize men, sports women and workers on two wheels through the streets of the city.
CHANGES TO TRANSPORT
The Tper buses will undergo detours on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, in addition to others, albeit more limited, also active on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th, respectively on the occasion of the presentation of the Giro teams and of the set-up operations of the structures logistics of the sporting event.
A beautiful opportunity to visit the city, colored pink for this great and long-awaited event, in all its completeness.