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12/09/2020
GOOD MORNING FROM CIVITELLA-PAGANICO FOR THE SECOND STAGE OF GIRO ROSA
The Giro Rosa caravan starts this morning from Civitella Paganico for the second stage and does so with the splendid pink jersey of Elisa Longo Borghini at the top of the standings. The excellent performance of the Trek Segafredo team, in yesterday's team time trial in Grosseto, allowed the champion, originally from Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, to start in the best way, leaving behind world cycling giants such as Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen. A few seconds, very important for morale.

The second stage winds along the 124.8 kilometers that from Civitella-Paganico, in the province of Grosseto, will bring the platoon to Arcidosso. A path full of pitfalls from the first kilometers: after just 14 kilometers, in fact, in Cinigiano, you will face a first sector of dirt road. A few kilometers of plain and then the grand finale: it will turn around Monte Amiata and the athletes will face the ascent of Seggiano: just over 4 kilometers of dirt road with important slopes. At the end there will be only 11 kilometers to the finish.

Civitella Paganico: Sparse municipality, born from the union of various hamlets, belonging to the municipality of Grosseto. Its territory extends along the Ombrone Valley. From the course of the same river you go up to 481 meters above sea level in the hamlet of Casale di Pari. It was this last town that was aggregated, in 1926, to the municipality of Paganico. Thus, on February 5, 1928, Civitella Paganico was born, bordering to the north with Monticiano, Murlo and the province of Siena, to the east with Montalcino, to the south-east with Cinigiano, to the south with Campagnatico and to the west with Roccastrada.

Arcidosso: We are in the province of Grosseto, in one of the most important centers of Monte Amiata. The name of the city derives from the Latin and means '' fortress and hump ''. The municipal library, located in Piazza Indipendenza, whose book heritage exceeds 32,000 volumes is of great value. The typical local dish is the Zuppa arcidoxina: dish, to be served in liquid form, in which the prevalence of ricotta and spinach recalls the genuineness of the origins. Thanks to the climatic conditions, chestnut cultivation is so widespread that the chestnut of Monte Amiata is protected by the IGP quality mark. In October, in the city, a festival is held, called '' the chestnut party ''.

Television delayed on Raisport starting at 21.20. From this year the Giro Rosa is also on Raiplay. A daily streak from the race within TourReplay on Rai2.

 
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