Austrian authorities would like to welcome Giro d'Italia in Salzburg in near future

Will the Giro d'Italia head to the Austrian city of Salzburg in the near future? Politicians and sports officials are busy behind the scenes to make this possible. For example, an Austrian delegation was present at the start of the 107th Giro d'Italia in Turin at the beginning of May, to gather first impressions.

According to the Austrian ORF Salzburg, discussions are currently being held with RCS Sport. "We have indeed spoken with the Giro d'Italia," says sports councilor Martin Zauner of the political party FPÖ. "It is a very interesting project and an opportunity to offer Salzburg an international stage. It would also be desirable from a sporting point of view."

Experts say that a Giro stage in Salzburg is only possible if the various parties (the city, sports departments, tourism and the national cycling association) enter into intensive cooperation. According to ORF Salzburg, securing and organizing a start or finish of a Giro stage costs half a million euros.

Salzburg would not only be busy with a passage of the La Corsa Rosa. The city would also like to welcome the Tour of Austria or the Deutschland Tour in the coming years. The capital of the state of the same name saw all cycling eyes focused on it in 2006 when Salzburg hosted the World Championships.

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