Chianti & the pink Tour of Italy bicycle race 

So nice to see the pink colour  all over Greve in Chianti & Panzano in Chianti! The race was been held annualy since  1909 & stopped only during the two World Wars.

The leader of the general classification is identify by the pink jersey since 1931 as the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper  created this race to try increase its sellings (  in fact its pages were and still are printed on a  pink colour).

The Giro d’Italia passed  throught the Chianti area on May 15th & so the villages  dressed their windows with this pretty colour .

Enjoy my photos!


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