Giro d’Italia 2015 Stage 17 Highlights

The 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia in 2015 will be held Wednesday, may 27, 2015. This is a relatively flat stage.The rider is among the main contenders to victory in this tour? The start is in the Italian town of Tirano. The finish is in the Swiss city of Lugano. In 1953 and 1996 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS took place in Lugano. Fausto Coppi triumphed there in 1953 and Johan Museeuw won the 1996 World Cup.

Starting Point: Tirano

Tirano is a town in Valtellina Valley, in the Italian region of Lombardy. Tirano has over 9000 inhabitants and is situated near the border with Switzerland. The famous landmark of this town’s Basilica Santuario della Madonna di Tirano. This monumental Church was built in memory of a Marian Apparition, on 29 september, 1504 would have occurred in this region. Thanks to Mary Apparition would have been completed at the time of an epidemic of the plague.
Tirano in Giro
Tirano earlier repeatedly crossing the finish line in a Girorit. In 1967 ended a trip that was won by Marcello Mugaini. In 2008 Emanuele Sella won the 20th stage in Tirano. In 2011, Diego Ulissi picked up in this town, victory in the 17th stage. In 1967 was the Tirano start of stage 22a, which ended in the Madonna del Ghisallo. The Spaniard Aurelio González Puente won the stage.
Finish Location: Lugano

Lugano is a town of approximately 65,000 inhabitants in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. The southern Swiss city has its own Airport: Lugano Airport. Among the most famous tourist attractions of this place include the Abbey Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Cathedral of Lugano. The city is located on Lake Lugano. In 1956 this Swiss city held the first-ever Edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The 1953 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Lugano
The city of Lugano is best known in the cycling world because it found two legendary editions of the WORLD CUP instead. In 1953 Fausto Coppi won it the Rainbow jersey. Solo he crossed the finish line with a lead of over six minutes on the number two, the Belgian Germain Deryke. Third, in the same year the Belgian Stan Ockers.
At the finish in this World Cup where Coppi was met by his mistress, Giulia Occhini, who gave him flowers. She was known as “La dama bianca” because she had so often white clothing, but these days they wore black clothing. Coppi was married but was very unhappy in his marriage. He has stated that his relationship with Giulia Occhini gave him luck and energy to deliver big performance. Coppi claimed he had won this World Cup as well, because he was going on the wings of love, because he knew that his mistress waiting for him at the finish. This deal resulted in conservative Catholic Italy at that time, a lot of notoriety.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 1996 in Lugano
1996 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS for the second time was held in Lugano. This time it won the Belgian Johan Museeuw. He had a week earlier explained that he had no more enthusiasm to compete and plans to stop the cycle. After receiving these grandiose world he led for many years. Although Museeuw was a world class player, his championship of the somewhat surprising, because many felt that the course in Lugano would be way too heavy for him. Behind Museeuw won Swiss Gianetti silver. Italian Michele Bartoli won the bronze. Fourth was when young Belgian Axel Merckx, son of Cannibal Eddy Merckx.
GP Lugano
Since 1981, the Swiss city held a one-day race known as the GP Lugano. Big names on the roll of honour of this course includes Mauro Gianetti, Thomas Wegmüller, Luca Paoloni, David Moncoutié, Rik Verbrugghe, Paolo Bettini and Ivan Basso. The record in terms of number of WINS in this race are Marco Vitali, who won three times in the GP Lugano: 1982, 1988 and 1990.
Lugano in Giro
Lugano was all before crossing the finish line in a Girorit: 1947 it ended on the 18th stage, which was won by Giuilo Bresci. The next day began in Lugano 19 tour, which ended in Milan. This stage was won by Adolfo Leoni.
Course 17 stage Giro d’Italia 2015

During this journey has a length of only 136 kilometers. Who will see the start and end position of this stage, the 17th stage is a mountain stage, or at least a ride with lots of climbing in the mountains and Highlands. However, this is not the case. This ride is largely through the valleys between the columns.
At the beginning of the ride is still a serious climb, which counted for the mountain classification: Teglio. The upper part of this upgrade is located at an altitude of 851 metres. The riders reach the top but if a 15.8 kilometres of this malaise. The following is a descent of about 20 kilometers.
In the finale of this trip are still two small climbs, which are not counted in the mountain classification. The most serious is the Croce di Menaggio, after 109.5 km race. This is not a very hard climb. At about five kilometers from the finish is still a small hill, which is a lot less heavy than once during the last litter.
Preview: Favorites

Probably fight for victory at this stage is mainly between race sprinters as Viviani. But if full it is led to the two small hills in the final of this journey, it is not entirely impossible that these efforts some pure sprint speed some race sprinters afbotten, which is a different type sprinter possibly a chance at this stage victory.
Results of 17th stage

The Italian Modolo won this stage in the Sprint, ahead of his compatriot Nizzolo. Contador retained the leader’s Jersey. In the finale of this trip it was nice attack by Dutchman Tom Jelte Slagter and Belgian Gilbert, but unfortunately eventually catch up with the peloton.
Live on TV

Both the Flemish public broadcaster VRT and Eurosport broadcast live from the scene. Sporza live broadcast will take place on the Flemish channel a and starts after the live broadcast of the prologue of the Tour of Belgium. At Eurosport1 is the beginning of the preview, scheduled for 14:15 and at the beginning of the live broadcast at 14:30. Unfortunately, the broadcast is in reality much later, due to the tennis at Roland Garros.

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Giro d’Italia 2015: Stage 17 Highlights

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