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Title: Road bicycle racing


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Road bicycle racing
  • Road bicycle racing is a popular racing sport
    held on roads using racing bicycles.
  • The historic race Giro d'Italia is the most
    prestigious for a cyclist to win.

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  • Cycling is one of the most physically
    demanding sports.
  • It is practiced especially during the spring
    and summer season.

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The equipment
  • The most important things about a racing
    bicycle are
  • light weight
  • aerodynamics
  • ergonomics of the rider's position
  • Race bike components are referred to as the
    group set and are usually in carbon fiber,
    because in this way the racing bicycle is
    lighter.

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The wheel rim is usually in aluminium alloy to
reduce both air resistance and rolling resistance
on the road.
  • The equipment requires also a helmet and a
    particular pair of trainers.
  • The price of a new bicycle can range from 2000
    to more than 9000 depending on quality, type
    and weight.

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Teams
  • Many of the riders are grouped together in
    teams, usually with commercial sponsors.
  • Team riders decide between themselves,
    before and during a race, which of them has the
    best chance of winning. The team will devote
    itself to promoting its leader's chances.

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types of riders
RUJANO
  • The riders of the main specialities in road
    bicycle racing are
  • Climber - a lot of endurance and specifically
    developed muscles for long hard climbs.
  • Time trialist - a road bicycle racer who can
    maintain high speeds for long periods of time.

KLODEN
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  • Sprinter - a road bicycle racer who can finish a
    race very explosively by accelerating quickly to
    a high speed.
  • Domestique - a road bicycle racer who works for
    the benefit of his team and leader.
  • All-rounder - excelling in both climbing and time
    trialing, and may also be a sprinter - usually
    Team Leaders.

PETACCHI
POPOVICH
CONTADOR
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Marco Pantani
  • The best climber of all time

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his life
Marco Pantani was an Italian road racing
cyclist widely regarded as being one of the best
climbers. The zenith of his career was winning
both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia in
1998. However, his career was beset by drug
abuse allegations, following his failure of a
blood test in the 1999 Giro d'Italia.
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his achievements
  • In 1994, during his second participation to the
    Giro d'Italia, he became known after winning two
    mountain stages and finishing 2nd.
  • Pantani made his Tour de France debut in 1994
    finishing 3rd overall.
  • He also finished third in 1995 World Cycling
    Championship in Colombia.
  • During the early years of Pantani's career He
    impressed other cyclists so much during the
    ascent of l'Alpe d' Huez in the 1994 Tour de
    France.
  • The following year, 1998, was the year of
    glory for Pantani. He won 3 international
    criterium races. For the first time he won the
    Giro d'Italia with another big success he won
    the Tour de France with two mountain stages.
  • In 2000 he won two stages in Tour de France

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his death
  • During the early evening of 14th February 2004
    Pantani was found dead at a hotel in Rimini,
    Italy. An autopsy revealed he died by acute
    cocaine poisoning.
  • Miguel Indurain,paid a tribute by saying "He got
    people hooked on the sport.There may be riders
    who have achieved more than him, but they never
    succeeded in drawing in the fans like he did."
  • Giro d'Italia's organizers decided to dedicate a
    mountain pass to Pantani's memory every year.
  • The 16th stage of 2004 Tour de France was
    dedicated by the organization to Pantani's
    memory.

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GIRO DITALIA
  • 100 YEARS OF PASSION

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What is it?
  • The Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy), also simply
    known as The Giro, is a long distance road
    bicycle racing stage race for professional
    cyclists held over three weeks in May/early June
    in and around Italy.
  • It is one of the three Grand Tours,with Le Tour
    de France and Vuelta a Espana.

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of supporters
invade the roads followed by the Giro and
almost 43 million Italians enjoy watchingthe
race on TV.
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  • The Giro has become a true "town on the road",
    involving a staff of ca. 2000 operative persons,
    with at least 1000 vehicles representing each and
    every media (press, TV, photo reporters) sport
    teams, technical assistance. They precede the
    racing cyclists by one hour.

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The Giro d' Italia 's goal was to boost the sales
of the sports newspaper
  • The leader of the general ranking in the Giro
    d'Italia wears a pink jersey (maglia rosa)
    because the pages of La Gazzetta dello Sport are
    pink.

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The pink jersey
  • This is the symbol of the leader of the final
    overall ranking.
  • It was created in 1931 the first racer that wore
    it was Learco Guerra, and the first one that won
    it was Francesco Camusso.

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The jerseys of Giro d Italia
Cyclamen jersey won by the winner of the point
ranking.
Blue jersey won by the best Italian racer.
Green jersey won by the winner of the mountain
races.
Black jersey won by the last racer in the final
ranking. This jersey was deleted in 1979.
White jersey won by the best under 25 racer.
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The 2009 pink jersey
  • This year the famous DG pride decided to design
    a new pink jersey. They have respected tradition,
    the space for sponsors and also some technical
    considerations.
  • There is one original touch on the neckline
  • the Italian tricolour flag.

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The first Giro d'Italia was organised in 1909
  • 8 stages
  • Milan - Bologna (397 km)
  • Bologna - Chieti (379 km)
  • Chieti - Naples (243 km)
  • Naples - Rome (228 km)
  • Rome - Florence (347 km)
  • Florence - Genoa (294 km)
  • Genoa - Turin (354 km)
  • Turin - Milan (206 km)
  • Total distance 2450 Km (1521 miles)

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  • At the start of the first "Corsa Rosa",
  • at 2.53AM on 13th May 1909,
  • there were 127 riders, all Italian except for 4
    French riders.
  • Only 49 of them finished in Milan.

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The first Giro dItalia was won byLuigi Ganna
  • He rode for 89 hours!

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  • The Giro d'Italia has since been organised every
    year, except for the two periods of World Wars
  • from 1915 till 1918
  • from 1940 till 1945

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  • After easily winning the Giro for four
    consecutive years (from 1926 to 1929) Alfredo
    Binda was kindly asked to remain home because of
    his evident superiority.
  • In 1930 he got - for not participating - the
    prize he would have won in case of victory, that
    is 22.500 Lire, the equivalent of 100.000 .

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  • In I972 the Giro
  • d' Italia counted also a queen,
  • Alfonsine Strada. She created a scandal when she
    announced that she would compete with men at the
    Giro.

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Most Winners
  • 5 wins
  • Alfredo Binda,
  • Fausto Coppi,
  • Eddy Merckx

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Trivia
  • The longest stage was 430 km long (267,19 mi.) in
    1914
  • In the same year only 8 riders finished the Giro
  • A Jury that will be remembed inflicted fines for
    about 50 million euros only in one stage.
  • In the 1954 edition in a hard steep street the
    riders cycled at a snail pace as a protest and
    the jury confiscated the prize for insufficient
    competitive spirit

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2009 Edition
9th 31st May 2009
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The 2009 Giro dItalia is really important
because it is the hundredth edition of the
competition.
Everybody all over Europe knows what the Giro
dItalia is, and also the famous sportsmen who
have taken part in the previous editions.
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This competition will be followed by thousands of
fans.
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  • The tour will start from
    Venice, touch Austria, Switzerland
    and France and finish in Rome. It is the first
    time that the Giro dItalia finishes outside
    Milan, but there will be a city circuit during
    the competitions to honour the city.

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  • The race director Angelo Zomegnan said
  • To create this Giro we used our hearts and
    passion, we hope this is the continuation of
    another 100 years.

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And it is just show and battle that all the fans
expect from this hundredth edition of the Tour of
Italy
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Sponsors
  • The most important sponsor of the tour is La
    Gazzetta dello Sport, the famous Italian sport
    magazine that always organizes this event.
  • This year other sponsors are ESTATHE and
    SKODA AUTO.

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The route
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The first stage
  • The first stage starts from Lido di Venezia on
    Saturday 9th May. It is a team sprint race.

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The second stage
  • Jesolo Trieste
  • Sunday 10th May.
  • 156 km

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The third stage
  • Grado - Valdobbiadene Monday 11th May. 200 km

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The fourth stage
  • Padova - San Martino di
  • Castrozza
  • Tuesday 12th May.
  • 165 km

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The fifth stage
  • San Martino di Castrozza - Alpe di
  • Siusi
  • Wednesday 13th May.
  • 125 km

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The sixth stage
  • Bressanone - Mayrhofen(AUT) Thuesday 14th May.
  • 242 km

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The seventh stage
  • Innsbruck Chiavenna
  • Friday 15th May.
  • 244km

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The eighth stage
  • Morbegno - Bergamo Saturday 16th May.
  • 208 km

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The ninth stage
  • Milan
  • Sunday 17th May. 155 km

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The tenth stage
  • Cuneo - Pinerolo Tuesday 19th May. 250 km

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The eleventh stage
  • Turin - Arenzano Wednesday 20th May. 206 km

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The twelfth stage
  • Sestri Levante
  • Riomaggiore
  • Thursday 21st May.
  • 61.7 km . it is an
  • individual time trial.

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The thirteenth stage
  • Lido di Camaiore - Florence Friday 22th May.
  • 150km

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The fourteenth stage
  • Campi Bisenzio - Bologna
  • Saturday 23th May. 174km

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The fifteenth stage
  • Forlì - Faenza Sunday 24th May. 159km

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The sixteenth stage
  • Pergola - Monte Petrano Monday 25th May.
  • 237 km

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The seventeenth stage
  • Chieti - Blockhaus
  • Wednesday 27th May.
  • 79km

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The eighteenth stage
  • Sulmona - Benevento Thursday 28th May.
  • 181 km

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The nineteenth stage
  • Avellino - Vesuvio Friday 29th May. 164km

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The twentieth stage
  • Naples - Anagni Saturday 30th May.
  • 203 km

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The twenty-first stage
  • Rome
  • Sunday 31st May.
  • It is an individual time trial 15,3 km. It is the
    last stage.

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The end
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