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Giro del Piemonte lacks sponsorship

Peloton rolls through Piemonte

Peloton rolls through Piemonte (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The 94th Giro del Piemonte, scheduled for October 18, is annulled for 2007 due to lack of funding. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the organizer stated that the withdrawal of sponsors as the reason for not holding the event this fall. The 2006 edition was won by Daniele Bennati of Lampre-Fondital.

The race in northwestern Italy is one of the country's oldest. 2006 was the 100th year of Piemonte; starting in 1906, the race was won by Italian Gerbi. In 1943 and 1944 the race was skipped due to war, in 1968 due to bad weather, in 1975 and 1976 for organizational reasons and in 2000 because of road construction.

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