Il Garibaldi is the name for the Giro d’Italia’s roadbook, the manual that guides everyone on the race from start to finish. It contains maps and profiles of the route, detailed timetables and other vital information and there’s even a bit on the local culinary delights.
But in this age of GPS units and Google Street View how important is the book to the riders? And how did it get its name, il Garibaldi? Instead of going off the beaten track, this second episode of Fuoripista sticks strictly to the map in order to find out.
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