Cycling: Giro may take on Galibier ascent
Tuesday 22 May 2012
The Giro d'Italia is set for a stage summit finish on the famous Galibier climb in France's Alps in the not too distant future, says director Michele Acquarone.
The Galibier is arguably the Tour de France's best-knownsingle climb, and last year the race celebrated the centenary of its first ascent there in 1911 with its first-ever summit finish, won by the Luxembourg-born Andy Schleck.
"It's a possibility in 2013 and a probability in the next three Giros," Acquarone, who replaced Angelo Zomegnan as race director last year, said.
"We're smaller than the Tour so we're more flexible. And if the Tour did it, then so can we. We have three different routes for 2013 and we will make a definitive decision in the two weeks after this Giro finishes."
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