Tiziano Maffezzini, president of the Mountain Community of Sondrio and Uncem Lombardia, welcomes with great enthusiasm the arrival of the Giro d’Italia and the Giro d’Italia Under 23 in the province of Sondrio, underlining the importance of these events not only for the mountain areas and tourist activities present in them, but also as a return to normal, a new beginning after the Covid 19 pandemic.
«The passage of these two important cycling competitions through the province of Sondrio has always been a moment of great prominence. It is an event that gives a boost to local activities as an attraction for many fans and, of course, for athletes who compete. Cycling is a sport of which Valtellina and more generally the Lombard mountains are great promoters because, in addition to guaranteeing well-being in those who practice it, they allow you to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. Our administrations are thrilled to be able to host the Giro d’Italia and the Giro d’Italia Under 23 ».
Tour of Italy: Verbania – Alpe Motta. Giro d’Italia under 23: Sondrio – Campo Moro
«The twenty-ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia n. 104, starting from Verbania and arriving at Alpe Motta, in the municipality of Madesimo, will see Valchiavenna as the protagonist in a decisive section of this important competition. The Giro d’Italia under 23 this year includes a stage on 9 June starting from Sondrio and arriving at the Campo Moro Dam (in the Municipality of Lanzada), passing through a large part of the territory of the Comunità Montana Valtellina di Sondrio, from Berbenno to Teglio, and crossing very characteristic places such as the terraces of the Rhaetian bank and the Orobic side, thus offering a postcard of all our magnificent territory and its landscape. The two-day Valtellina competition reserved for young promises of international cycling, in particular, will cross very suggestive places in the Lombard mountains ».
«The appointments – concludes Maffezzini – this time have an even more significant value: they are in fact the first events of national importance that the province of Sondrio has been hosting for a year now. In fact, it will be a privilege to be able to kick off a real restart of our territory with such a significant moment. In the hope that it can be remembered as the turning point for a return to normality ».