Italy works on Worlds 2013 course

The Florence, Italy, planning committee for the 2013 World Championships bid is working on...

The Florence, Italy, planning committee for the 2013 World Championships bid is working on modifications of its course. Alfredo Martini, Michele Bartoli and Gabriele Sola inspected the proposed parcours this week.

"I will ride the course, maybe at a fast pace, to give it the best evaluation," said Bartoli. "I will look at the dangerous curves, the difficult sections... We will be able to get a specific examination."

Martini, honorary president, pointed out that the team wants use a climb in Fiesole (north of Florence), but they are evaluating how to make the most of the circuit. Sola, director of the 2008 Worlds in Varese, insisted that the route through the historic city of Firenze must demanding as it is spectacular.

Florence launched its bid in December. The next three editions of the world titles will be held in Mendrisio, Switzerland; Melbourne, Australia, and Copenhagen, Denmark.

(Additional assistance provided by Hedwig Kröner)

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