The Florence leg of Cavendish and Petacchi

The Giro d’Italia 2009 – at its 92° edition and 100° anniversary this year – Florence leg will see a special competition between an English and an Italian cyclist, both actors of this particular edition of the race.

Yes, because presented on last December at the Gran teatro La Fenice in Venice, the arrival, after 21 legs and 3,395 km, will not be in Milan this year – as usual is, starting from 1950 – but in the capital city of Rome. It could be defined as a backlinks race, from North to South and a little bit to the North again, a very hard race for sprinters taking part on it, even without the usual hard obstacle represented by Alps at the end of the path.

The Tuscan leg of the tour will see the crossover of the provinces of Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa and Florence. The Lido di Camaiore – Florence leg is characterized by a pretty linear way of 176Km – with just one exception represented by the Montemagno climb, just a little bit more difficult for participants – ending the race in viale Abram Lincoln in Florence, near to the historic cycle track of the Cascine area. Except for potential intrusion of Farrar, Davis and Goos, the protagonists of such leg will be with no doubt the English cyclist Cavendish and the Italian Petacchi.

Departure of the Tuscan leg will be at 1,25 p.m. and the expected arrival at about 5,00 – 5,30 p.m.

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One Response to “The Florence leg of Cavendish and Petacchi”

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    We stayed a whole week in Florence thanks to our Royal Holiday vacation points, and I’m glad to say we liked it so much we will be returning next year. I will check your blog just to be aware of festivities dates. Thank you.