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Basso receives 40th Premio Sport

Friday, winner of the 2006 Giro d'Italia, Ivan Basso, received the 40th Premio Sport from the city of Camaiore (near Lucca, Toscana). The Italian from Varese was presented with a bronze sculpture by Enrico Morelli.

In attendance were Alfredo Martini, his successor Franco Ballerini, Alessandro Petacchi (last winner of the Premio Sport), Francesco Chicchi, Michele Bartoli and Andrea Tafi. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Basso will remain in Toscana until the New Year; like last year, he will stay and train near Pisa with Bartoli.

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