"The 33"-Road Bike Racing - Due Giorni Marchigiana
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Two elite races, held every year about this time in Castelfidardo. The first was today - GP Fred Mengoni; the second will be tomorrow - GP Castelfidardo. It is particularly interesting because within the last 1500 meters, there is a climb of about 800 meters duration at ten per cent! The finish is uphill, but only 400 meters at seven per cent.
Luca Mazzanti won today, with strong competition from several others including Cunego , DiLuca, Bernucci, and Sella.
Murilo Fischer, a Brazilian, wins the GP Castelfidardo. Apparently the first Brazilian to win an Elite race in Italy.
08-10-05, 09:26 AM
Aren't hilltop finishes in towns a bit of a tradtion in Italy?. I'd guess because alot of Italian towns built were built on hilltops back in the deep dark ages.
I know in the 70's 80's and 90's plenty of Giro stages had a climb in the last km or so.
If you watch all three Grand Tours, for example, you will see many hilltop chateaux and villages. That was the norm in every country - at least the ones that had hills. :rolleyes: It led to a longer life in the old days for the people who lived there.
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