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Pedro Horrillo Slowly Recovering After Huge Crash at Giro

pedro horrillo slowly recovering from huge fall at giro   Pedro Horrillo Slowly Recovering After Huge Crash at Giro

Spanish cyclist Pedro Horrillo was seriously injured in a 180-foot fall in this year’s Giro d’Italia. Horrillo fell over a guard rail during stage 8, but he doesn’t know what actually caused the accident. Nobody saw him fall into the ravine, but other cyclists found his bike along the road. It took rescuers about 20 minutes to rescue Horrillo. As a result of the fall, Horrillo suffered from a broken femur, vertebrae, kneecap, and a punctured lung. Rabobank’s doctors said that it was Pedro’s “large musculature” that saved his life. Horrillo is back on his bike after months of rehabilitation. He will possibly be making a comeback in 2010, but that is yet to be known. “I don’t want to obsess about (a comeback). I don’t want to take a decision too soon and have it be the wrong…

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

christian vande velde in support of giro d italia to begin in washington dc   Christian Vande Velde In Support of 2011 Giro dItalia to Begin in Washington, D.C.

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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Giro d’Italia Could Start in the US in 2011?

giro d italia could start in the us in 2011   Giro dItalia Could Start in the US in 2011?

The Giro d’Italia, a race which is often decided in the slopes of the Dolemite, could be getting going off to a start in the United States in 2011. Angelo Zomegnan, the director of the Giro, was quoted in the Italian Sports Daily that the Giro d’Italia has caught the attention of American cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Zomegnan and officials have traveled to New York to negotiate with US officials. If the Giro does start in the US in 2011, it will be the first time a grand tour has started somewhere other than Europe. Stay tuned for more news on the 2011 Giro d’Italia.

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