Beppe Saronni recounts one of his regrets

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Beppe Saronni’s Regret.

Rome and the Giro d’Italia tell a long love story that began as early as the first edition in 1909, when the Eternal City was the site of the arrival of the fourth stage on May 20. The Pink Race in 2023 will close its route in the capital for the fifth time in its history after those of 1911, 1950, 2009 and 2018. For the 49th time, Rome will also be the site of a stage finish.

Speaking at the presentation in Campidoglio-the seat of the city’s City Hall-were the Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri; RCS Mediagroup President, Urbano Cairo; Rome’s Councillor for Major Events, Sport, Tourism and Fashion, Alessandro Onorato; RCS Sport CEO, Paolo Bellino; the President of CONI, Giovanni Malagò; the Director of the Giro d’Italia, Mauro Vegni; the President of the Italian Cycling Federation, Cordiano Dagnoni; the Italy Director of the Enel Group, Nicola Lanzetta; the Editor-in-Chief of the Gazzetta dello Sport, Stefano Barigelli; the Deputy Editor of the Gazzetta dello Sport, Pier Bergonzi: Rai Sport Director Alessandra De Stefano and Giuseppe Saronni, winner of two Giri d’Italia (1979 and 1983) as well as many other institutions, media representatives and partners of the Corsa Rosa.

“Those who arrive with the pink jersey on the last stage, besides having accomplished a feat, will remember it for many years through photos and videos. One of the regrets of my career, in which I achieved so many victories in different regions of Italy, is not having any photos with the background of Rome. Certainly this year I will take one at the May 28 arrival. Winning the Giro d’Italia is important but so are the context and the setting in which you do it,” Saronni said.

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