Published On: Dom, Ott 13th, 2013

Il Giro d’Italia partirà da Dubai

La sola parola che può sintetizzare perfettamente la notizia è: business.
Detto questo, a noi ci piace che il Giro d’Italia parta da Dubai, senza che nessuno degli ideatori abbia preso dosi massicce di oppio o LSD. Del resto nel 2014 il “Giro d’Italia” partirà da Belfast…

Gli è che l’anno prossimo si disputerà anche la prima corsa ciclistica di Dubai, gestita e diretta da RCS Sport, la company milanese del gruppo Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera dedicata al business sportivo, soprattutto ciclistico.

L’evento potrebbe essere il test per far decollare il ciclismo anche nell’inferno del deserto arabico, magari in orari serali. Ed ecco che il Giro potrebbe essere più arabico che italiano, nonostante temperature di 40°.

Ecco le conferme su Arabian business:

“This is something were working on and were going to discuss as part of our strategy with the Giro organisers,” Mohammed Merhab Al Sabagh, a board member of the UAE Cycling Federation and the head of the technical and sport division of the Dubai Tour, told Cyclingnews.

“We’ve seen how Northern Ireland and Ireland have organised the opening three stages and that’s fabulous. Next year we’re going to watch the stages in Belfast and Ireland and see how they do, then open the door to negotiations with [organiser] RCS Sport and the Giro to host one or two stages in Dubai.”

The most likely scenario would see the race begin in Dubai, with cyclists then flying to Italy for the remaining section. One issue could be the heat, with the Giro d’Italia traditionally taking place in May. Temperatures in Dubai at this time of year can top 40 degrees Celsius.

Races including the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia have hosted sections in different countries in recent years. The 2007 edition of the latter began in London, while the 2012 Giro d’Italia began in Denmark”.

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