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Worldwide coverage live broadcast by Eurosport and Raisport at Giro 2012

The Italian stage race keeps growing in stature: in addition to a 6-hour live coverage by Raisport, Eurosport decided to broadcast the race in Europe and Asia


The presentation of the 36th Giro del Trentino (April 17-20, 2012) that took place today, Monday April 2, in Casse Rurali Trentine’s conference room in Trento, was concluded by the official announcement by Tiziano Mellarini, Assessor of the Independent Province of Trento,  of a new agreement that will lead the event to a new big jump in stature in this very exciting edition.

After the very important commitment by Raisport, providing a 1,5 hour live coverage of each stage (6 hours overall), also Eurosport chose to offer the fans a live broadcast of the whole 36th Giro del Trentino.

Eurosport is well known as the biggest sports network in Europe, broadcasting in 54 countries in 18 different languages. Eurosport covers the most important events, including all the biggest cycling stage and one-day races.

Eurosport will provide live coverage in many European and Asian Countries, bringing a new share of internationality to a race whose protagonists will come from 28 nations, including those from the very first Chinese team taking part to the event – Champion System Pro.

Senator Giacomo Santini, President of organizing company GS Alto Garda, and Assessor Mellarini unveiled all and every detail of the route to the audience in the Casse Rurali Trentine’s main site, from the opening with the team time trial in Riva del Garda to the finish on legendary Passo Pordoi.

In its second year as a UCI 2.HC race, the Giro del Trentino will start with a team time trial from Riva del Garda to Arco, a great show at high speed for the passion of Trentino’s fans. The second stage, starting from Mori – a “gift” to Alessandro Bertolini, professional rider from Trentino that will quit the activity during this season – and will lead the riders through several climbs to the enchanting Valle dei Mòcheni.

The highlight of the 36th Giro del Trentino will come on the third day, with the dreadful slopes of Punta Veleno, in Castelletto di Brenzone, expected by the fans as much as feared by most of the riders that will tackle it at the end of 167,8 km with start in Pergine Valsugana. Such a route could make big gaps among the riders, and will make a huge – if not decisive – impact on the final outcome of the race.

And even those who will make in through on Punta Veleno will need to face the final obstacle of Passo Pordoi, closing the final stage on Friday, April 20th: a mythical finish for a highly-spectacular race.

A race with big numbers, – in terms of both technical stature and attendance – made possible by the vital support of the Province of Trento (marking with “Trentino” brand the overall leader’s jersey), and by important partners like Casse Rurali Trentine, MedioCredito Trentino Alto Adige and Casearia Monti Trentini (branding the three other leaders’ jerseys) and Asus, Giro del Trentino’s new technological supplier.

Here is the program of the 36th Giro del Trentino:

Tuedsay April 17th (1st stage, team time trial Riva del Garda – Arco)
Live on Raisport2/Eurosport 14:45 – 16:15 CET

Wednesday April 18th (2nd stage, Mori – Sant'Orsola Terme/Val dei Mòcheni)
Live on Raisport2/Eurosport ore 13:00 – 14:30 CET

Thursday April 19th (3rd stage, Pergine/Coop Piccoli Frutti – Brenzone/Punta Veleno)
Live on Raisport2/Eurosport ore 14:30 – 16:00 CET

Friday April 20th (4th stage, Castelletto di Brenzone – Passo Pordoi/Val di Fassa)
Live on Raisport2/Eurosport ore 14:30 - 16:00 CET

(photo Daniele Mosna)

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