The 2008 Giro d'Italia is likely to arrive to in Locarno, Switzerland, according to the city's mayor, Carla Speziali, as reported by Rai. The official route of the three-week race wil be presented December 1 in Milan.
The desire of Locarno, located on the northern tip of Lago Maggiore, is to promote its international film festival that takes place every year in August in the Piazza Grande. A stage finish is expected to arrive in the same piazza.
Locarno often hosts the Tour de Suisse and it is the base of Swiss Oliver Zaugg of Gerolsteiner and German Danilo Hondo.