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Giro d’Italia Director Meets With D.C. Mayor

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After very much speculation over whether or not the Giro d’Italia will begin on US soil, it seems as if the officials are moving one step closer to that goal by meeting face-to-face. Angelo Zomegnan, the Giro’s director, has met with Washington, D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty about starting the 2012 Giro here. Fenty didn’t strike a firm deal, but Mark Sommers, a lawyer who is heading a group trying to get the event here, called the meeting a success. “We can’t say it will 100 percent start here but we think that it is very, very possible and we’re moving forward to work together. There are a lot of things that must happen in the next few weeks before we can say it’s 100 percent. But I think it looks good,” Zomegnan told The Times. Zomegnan presented Fenty, who is a cyclist himself, with a…

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Christian Vande Velde In Support of 2011 Giro d’Italia to Begin in Washington, D.C.

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Rumors of the 2011 Giro d’Italia starting in the US may be coming true after all. 33-year-old US stage racer Christian Vande Velde likes the idea and supports it. Vande Velde told CyclingNews “There would be nothing better than having a prologue down the National Mall in DC. I think it would be the biggest thing for the Giro; it would put the World’s eyes on the Giro.” Angelo Zomegnan, the Giro’s Race Director, says that Washington, D.C. has shown interest in being a host city for the Giro. Adrian Fenty, Washington, D.C.’s Mayor, will be helping out, as he is a cycling fan and competes in triathlons. “It’s my understanding that there have been talks, but nothing is final,” says Fenty’s press officer Mafara Hobson to the DCist. It the Giro does start in…

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