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Why the Giro never passes through Rome?

Mar 16, 2015
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I know the main sponsor is from Milan, however looking at the Giro course during the last years I've noticed that Rome is really neglected. I suppose that another reason could be that the big mountains are concentrated in the far North so it's easier to finish in Milan or Turin however Paris is far away from the Alps, and stage 21 is held there anyway, all years.
So I can't see a valid reason for not giving the Giro a proper majestic finale in the capital like the tour does.
 
Mozart92 said:
I know the main sponsor is from Milan, however looking at the Giro course during the last years I've noticed that Rome is really neglected. I suppose that another reason could be that the big mountains are concentrated in the far North so it's easier to finish in Milan or Turin however Paris is far away from the Alps, and stage 21 is held there anyway, all years.
So I can't see a valid reason for not giving the Giro a proper majestic finale in the capital like the tour does.
Have you been to Rome recently?
 
Maybe they simply know that the interest for the sport is bigger in Milan than it is in Rome.
Which, I guess doesn't really contradict the theory that it's because Rome doesn't want a bike race.










BTW: dfromdub. Do you wanna make us sad each time we look at your profile picture?
 
There has never been much interest for cycling in Rome, both by the administration and the inhabitants. Just look at how long has Roma Maxima lasted :(
They are simply not willing to spend as much money for a Giro finish as they are in the North of the country, and a mid-week stage is even less appealing due to the traffic tilt that it would ensue.