The Giro d'Italia (literally Tour of Italy) is an annual multiple-stage bicycle race held in Italy between late May and early June. Since the route changes each year, in 2013 it passes through Tuscany for the 9th stage, on May 12. The leader of the race wears a pink jersey (see photo below) but there are also other contests within the Giro d'Italia like the Mountains classification, Team classification or the Young rider classification (under 25). The 2013 Tuscan stage goes from Sansepolcro to Florence for a total amount of 181 kilometres. It is a stage considered “Medium Mountain” and crosses the Passo della Consuma (1028 metres), Vallombrosa (957 metres), the Vetta le Croci (548 metres) and Fiesole (295 metres). It will be a kind of rehearsal of what will happen in Florence in September 2013 for the UCI World Road Championship.
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