The Giro's North-South Divide
May 11 | To say that Italy is a complicated country would be both an accepted truth & something of an understatement. Officially, Italy has been a united nation since 1861 – but many would argue that its northern & southern halves have never truly learned to cohabit.
The Giro & cycling have reflected the division for the 107 years since the race's inception. Can it ever change? Three stages in the deep South this year won't cause a revolution - but they may remind us that it's a battle worth fighting.