We suggest the article that appeared this morning in “Il Messaggero Veneto” and “Piccolo”: for Trieste, the last stage of the Giro d’italia was already done, but it is not. Antonio Simoli, chief signer for newspapers in the Northeast, assesses the situation.
The last inspection of the compound took place on Friday. Lussari Road is ready and will host on Saturday May 27, 2023 the main time trial of the 106th Giro d’Italia. No more doubts, the complex organizational machine set up by the stage committee led by Enzo Cainero, continuously in contact with Rcs Sport, should be lubricated in the coming months But the big possibility is seeing young Belgian player Remco Evenepoel, recent Vuelta winner, and Slovenian Primoz Roglic in this final pink jersey ascent, for which they will come from a neighboring republic with thousands of fans, is already making cycling enthusiasts a dream come true.
The final is yellow
What is certain so far, uncertainty comes later. It is a real powder keg. Because at the last stage, the final pass in Trieste, which was supposed to start from Udine instead of Buga, which was eliminated by the RCS, and whose altimeters designed for the RCS were already ready, the huge shadow of the dome swirled for a few days.
Yes, Rome. In the capital, finally, the organizers of the Giro d’Italia want to finish the race. RCS Sport CEO Paolo Bellino has repeatedly expressed his desire to finish the race in the capital, and thus dreams of a Campi Elysian-style final at the Tour de France. It has to be said, the last few times this has happened, things haven’t gone so well. The year 2009, the Giro del Centenario, was the last time trial: Menchov wins but slips on wet stones and falls and risks losing the Giro. Evvai with controversy.
The 2018 edition, which kicked off from Israel: The final stage of the catwalk in Rome was cut short by Gruyere’s holes in the final ring. Idiot Epocal in the Giro won by Chris Froome.
Here, the organization of the pink race is inspired by 2018. That year, after the feat by the white Kenyan at Colle delle Finestre, another mountain village was raced on Saturday, hitting Cervinia. That same evening, runners were flown on chartered flights from Turin’s Cassell Airport to Rome for the final stage.
Is everything easy? Not far from it. Because, apart from complex logistical issues – the organization is considering two or three charter flights to carry passengers a few hours after experiencing Tarvisian time from Ronchi airport to the capital – the question becomes political and economic.
Yes, because now the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, with President Massimiliano Fedriga personally involved in the project, has abandoned the Losari, Udine and Trieste group.
Make and… pay for it. Between one thing and another, Friuli Venezia Giulia set aside a million euros for the grand final and the agreements reached with Giro manager Mauro Vegni, complete with the inspections carried out in the Julian capital, speak clearly.
so what? Simple: RCS is traded at two tables. While the racing direction designed the stages in the Northeast, the “commercial” spirit handled access to the capital. Two factions opposed for some time, it is well known in the cycling environment, but the question is now sensitive and difficult to solve.
The area is very irritated. The phone between the Milan administration and Fedriga’s entourage is hot. Nothing will be decided until next week’s political elections. The result of the ballot can change the cards on the table. In short, Fedriga, if the center-right wins, will have more cards to play. It is also not excluded that in the next few days there will be direct contact between the head of the region and the publisher Urbano Cairo, as the relationship is said to be excellent.
If RCS chooses Rome (all logistical issues and process costs will be checked), Trieste will pay a maximum of 300,000 euros, but will demand guarantees so that it will be “kidnapped” in the future, taking into account also the privileges of the relationship established thanks to Cainero dal Giro with Fvg in the twenty years The past was somehow compensated for by an important international event.
By the way, what about Kainero? “I can say that we are now in Losari’s time trial, the organization will be very complex, but the theater will be historic. My dream come true.” on the rest? No, the director, betraying a certain bitterness, says no more: “We’ll see.”
Losari’s great time trial success. Going by the bike path, very popular among cyclists, is a great idea, and Lussari’s photos will travel around the world. Aside from the controversy over the layout of the route (the works are completed, let the reader judge), the return of the image in that corner of Mount Friulian is guaranteed.
Losari’s time trial will be the Queen stage in Jiro. without discussion. It will be preceded by a final week of fire. It is known that the race will start on May 6 from Abruzzo with a time trial, which is another indication of the ongoing courtship of two specialists such as Evenbolil and Roglic.
But listen to last week. Sunday: Bergamo stage, challenging things like the great classic. Monday rest, Tuesday arrival at Bondone over Trento, Charlie Gaul’s mountain. Possibly the last volatuna will be in Caorle on Wednesday. On Thursday Oderzo-Passo Cibiana, a challenging 10km climb between Cortina Valley and Zoldana Valley. Then, as Giro has always done so admirably, honoring the victims of Vaguet 60 years after the tragedy at Longarone (hence the supposed departure of Erto and Casso) -Tre Cime di Lavaredo, in any Giro without Lussari the Queen stage. Ten years after Vincenzo Nibali’s achievement Under the Snow. In short, kidnap or not kidnap from Rome to Trieste, for Friuli it would be a great epilogue to be remembered.