2020 Giro d'Italia to visit Rivolto military base

The Frecce Tricolori over the Giro in Rivolto in 2009

The Rivolto Air Base will host a start of a stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia , organisers announced on Tuesday. The start will honour the 60th anniversary of the Frecce Tricolori, an aerobatic squad also known as the Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale. The Frecce Tricolori have twice decorated the Giro d'Italia with their aerobatic feats - first in 2009 when the race used a landing strip on the Rivolto base and again in 2014 when the race finished in Trieste, but Friuli Venezia Giulia is a frequent host of the race, with the Monte Zoncolan a notable oft-used feature in the region. RCS Sport CEO Paolo Bellino hopes the visual impact of the air show will help to expand the race's audience. "Next year we will have almost 200 television stations broadcasting to the five continents, enabling us to reach a potential audience of over 800 million people. High quality ...

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