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Giro D’Italia - May
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The Giro d'Italia Tour of Italy aka Corsa Rosa or Giro is an annual stage race bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. The race was first organised in 1909 to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport however it is currently run by RCS Sport. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1909, except when it was stopped for the two world wars. As the Giro gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened, and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world. The Giro is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI Pro teams, with the exception of the teams that the organisers can invite.[7][8]

Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, the Giro makes up cycling's prestigious three-week-long Grand Tours. The Giro is usually held during late May and early June. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same, with the appearance of at least two time trials, and a passage through the mountains of the Alps, including the Dolomites. Like the other Grand Tours, the modern editions of the Giro d'Italia normally consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days.

The 2016 Giro d'Italia passes through Anghiari in Tuscany.
Click here to view the official website
Lo Spino - May
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Over two weekends in May, (dates to be confirmed) a breath-taking hill climb takes place literally at the end of the road.

Powerful modified sports cars along with production models compete against the clock around the twisting course from Pieve Santo Stefeno to La Verna.

It is an excellent spectator sport allowing you to get close to the action both on the course and in the pits.

For a view of the 2010 photographs click here to visit the official website prospino.it
The Mille Miglia - May
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If you are fortunate to holiday with us in May you may wish to take in "The Mille Miglia".

The Mille Miglia is a classic endurance race was revived in 1982 as a road rally event passing near the villa at Gubbio & Perugia. Today timing rather than speed is of the essence for the enthusiasts from around the world who race their vintage cars, dating from 1927 to 1957.

This magnificent parade of classic machines has earned the Mille Miglia the reputation of being the "the most beautiful road race in the world".

Every May, Brescia becomes the meeting place for the rich, famous and passionate as they prepare to do battle over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of Italian roads.

The event is closely followed by the press and immortalised every year by one of world's most respected photographers, Giacomo Bretzel, whose images so perfectly communicate the intensity, the emotion and the spirit of the moment.

The Mille Miglia’s history is traced in all its glory, from yesteryear to the present day, at the Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia. This collection is a must for all amateurs of the automobile and its history and includes a fine collection of books and photographic works.

Visit the official Mille Miglia website here.
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