96th Tour of Italy, 2013, from Naples

Saturday, May 4, 2013 the city of Naples will host the Grand Depart of the 96th edition of the Tour of Italy. After years of absence from Naples, returns the largest cycling event in the sport’s history and tradition of our country know.

Indeed, it is since 1963 that the Great Departure was not housed in Naples. The last time the caravan reached the pink city was in 1996, in the edition of that year, the eighth stage Polla – Naples with a distance of 135 km, saw a resounding triumph Mario Cipollini and the next day, when the group left for Fiuggi, first among runners was another Italian, Enrico Zaina, who finished in second place in the final standings.

Through a city about 140 miles, the runners centonovantotto teams from all over the world pass through the city repeating the circuit numerous times to assign the King of the Mountain to the fourth step on the Posillipo hill until you reach the final sprint laid by Francesco Caracciolo, at the end of the twelfth round. The race will consist of 4 laps with the long climb up the hill of Posillipo and laid down along Via Petrarca and Via Orazio and eight laps short programmed on a flat circuit that will see athletes take off Sermoneta, Via Caracciolo, Dhorn avenue, Via Partenope, via Nazario Sauro, arriving in Rotonda Diaz.

The next day, the caravan will move to Ischia for a team time trial, while Monday, May 6 from Sorrento the group will leave for Palinuro, for a journey of just over two hundred kilometers. The arrival will be on Sunday 26 May, at the end of the 21th stage in the city of Brescia.

After the America’s Cup World Series, therefore, Naples will host another international event. The promotion and revival of the image of this city also pass through events like this that turn the spotlight on the reality of Naples, on the indisputable historical content and monuments, traditions are strong, and the pleasure of discovering a city in size and with better living than in the past.

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