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Old 03-17-07, 09:58 PM   #1
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Italy races?

Why are there not any larger races in Italy? Since all the great bikes and racers came from Italy I would think there would be more. All these big tours are in France...when was the last time they one a race?

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Old 03-17-07, 09:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-07, 10:05 PM   #3
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Milan San Remo, Tour of Lombardy. When is the last time "they" (Italians?) won a race? I believe the current world champion is Italian.

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Tirreno-Adriatico is a pretty big race...

And it's currently going on. Cyclingnews.com, and the internet in general, is your friend. Seriously.
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Old 03-18-07, 07:16 AM   #6
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Bingo, those guys names all four of the Por Tour races held in Italy. Here is the entire list.

Name Ctry Cat
11.03.2007 18.03.2007 Paris - Nice FRA MP
14.03.2007 20.03.2007 Tirreno - Adriatico ITA MP
24.03.2007 24.03.2007 Milano - Sanremo ITA MP
08.04.2007 08.04.2007 Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres BEL MP
09.04.2007 14.04.2007 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco ESP MP
11.04.2007 11.04.2007 Gent - Wevelgem BEL MP
15.04.2007 15.04.2007 Paris - Roubaix FRA MP
22.04.2007 22.04.2007 Amstel Gold Race NED MP
25.04.2007 25.04.2007 La Flèche Wallonne BEL MP
29.04.2007 29.04.2007 Liège - Bastogne - Liège BEL MP
01.05.2007 06.05.2007 Tour de Romandie SUI MP
12.05.2007 03.06.2007 Giro d'Italia ITA MP
21.05.2007 27.05.2007 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya ESP MP
10.06.2007 17.06.2007 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré FRA MP
16.06.2007 24.06.2007 Tour de Suisse SUI MP
24.06.2007 24.06.2007 Eindhoven Team Time Trial NED MP
07.07.2007 29.07.2007 Tour de France FRA MP
04.08.2007 04.08.2007 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian - San Sebastian ESP MP
10.08.2007 18.08.2007 Deutschland-Tour GER MP
19.08.2007 19.08.2007 Vattenfall Cyclassics GER MP
22.08.2007 29.08.2007 Eneco Tour --- MP
01.09.2007 23.09.2007 Vuelta a España ESP MP
02.09.2007 02.09.2007 GP Ouest France - Plouay FRA MP
09.09.2007 15.09.2007 Tour de Pologne POL MP
07.10.2007 07.10.2007 Züri Metzgete SUI MP
14.10.2007 14.10.2007 Paris - Tours FRA MP
20.10.2007 20.10.2007 Giro di Lombardia
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Why are there not any larger races in Italy? Since all the great bikes and racers came from Italy I would think there would be more. All these big tours are in France...when was the last time they one a race?

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correct.
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The UCI web site lists 75* races categorized as either 1.2,1.2,2.1, or 2.2. How many do you want
Thats only UCI events, and doesn't include the races taking place most days somewhere in Italy. Don't know what you mean by larger races, but to me that means any races with a number of pros riding them.

*Counting could be slightly out
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