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Volcanic interruption: Mount Etna and the Giro d’Italia


The Giro d’Italia did not climb Mount Etna when it first visited Sicily in 1930, however the volcano made an influence on the race all the identical. Or, extra precisely, on the eventual race winner. Luigi Marchisio’s debut Giro risked coming to a untimely finish when he was struck within the eye by a chip of volcanic rock because the gruppo skirted the bottom of Etna on stage 2.

Undeterred, the 21-year-old stayed within the race, received the subsequent day’s stage to Messina and held the general lead all the best way to Milan, although he was compelled to put on a bandage over his eye for a number of days. 

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