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Giro 2006 in Belgium

The 2006 Giro d'Italia will travel through the Wallonian part of Belgium, according to a report in Gazet van Antwerpen. After a prologue in Seraing on May 6, the race will spend the next three days in Belgium, visiting the provinces of Liege, Namur, Hainaut, Brabant-Wallon and Luxembourg. Stage 1 on May 7 will be from Bergen to Charleroi and include a visit to Marcinelle, where there was a mining tragedy 50 years ago that killed 262 people, over half of which were Italian. Stage 2 on May 8 will run from Perwez to Namur, while the final Belgian stage on May 9 will start in Wanze, near Huy, and finish in Leverkusen in Germany, passing via the motor racing circuit in Spa-Francorchamps.

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