"The madness of a descent that plunges towards the center of the earth. The torture of a hill that soars into the sky. The solitude of the road and the celebration at the finish line. The embrace of the people that push you with their hands and hearts.
The war against time, which is both with you and against you. The fatigue that is never-ending, even when it's over. And then there is the rain, wind, snow, tears and joy.
This is what Giro is. The toughest race in world's most beautiful place."
Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) from 1909, is the annual Italian bicycle race, one of the most prestigious in the world.
The leader of the general classification is identified by a pink jersey. The color pink was chosen because La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian sports newspaper that created the Giro, was printed on pink paper. Like the other Grand Tours, the modern editions of the Giro d'Italia normally consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days. During the Tour, cyclists pass in all the various regions in Italy and always in the context of local agricultural products that make that region famous in Italy and across the world. The Giro D'Italia coincides with the EXPO that has just opened and this edition's theme is "feeding the planet", all around food.