Wow, can’t believe I missed this: Giro d’Italia to open on island of Caprera
Being a submariner, Caprera has fond memories. There’s been a US sub tender at La Maddelena since the end of WWII. The collective wardrooms of the Atlantic Submarine Fleet own a villa on La Madd, where I’ve spent several evenings diligently studying reactor plant operations, tactics, and techniques, as a good, upstanding fighting officer of the US Navy line should. Oh, internet – I cannot lie to you: We got loaded on local wine and went carousing. What wonderful times, even in the dead of winter. So, I’ve got tasking: How to get orders cut to La Madd at the end of April/Early May… Basso signed with Discovery, Puerto seems to be ancient history and ruined careers, and I want to believe again….
Next year’s 90th Giro d’Italia will open with a 24-kms team time trial on the tiny island of Caprera off the north coast of Sardinia on May 12 and finish in Milan on June 3, organisers said on Saturday.
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