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Visiting the home of the Vespa

By:
Jeff Jones, Bikeradar.com
Published:
June 02, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:32 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 2, 2006
The Vespa goes to war

The Vespa goes to war

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The Giro d'Italia's eleventh stage Pontedera time trial was important not only for the crucial...

The Giro d'Italia's eleventh stage Pontedera time trial was important not only for the crucial fifty-kilometre race against the clock, but also for the 89th Giro d'Italia visiting the original home of the Piaggio Vespa scooter, which is currently celebrating its 60th year.

With the Italians known for their style, the sala stampa (press centre) was held in the Museo Piaggio, which, apart from housing a room full of sweaty journos and photographers on a humid Tuscan day, showcased the company's most significant models from its inception in 1948 right through to today.

Click here for Anthony Tan's pictorial look at Vespa history

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