Giro d’Italia, Race Used Sign

$45.00

The Giro d’Italia was founded in 1909 by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport as a way to increase sales of the paper.  Along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España the Giro is one of cycling’s three Grand Tours. The Giro is usually held during May, sometimes continuing into early June. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same, with at least two time trials, and a passage through the mountains of the Alps, including the Dolomites. Like the other Grand Tours, the modern editions of the Giro d’Italia normally consist of 21 stages over a 23 or 24 day period that includes two or three rest days.

At modern races, signs are everywhere indicating everything from where the teams should park,  where the press office is located to evacuation routes.  Everything is marked carefully with signs.

As with most things ephemeral, the majority of these race signs are promptly tossed in the trash once the race is finished. The ones that survived, have become quite collectible.

Size: 19.5  x 10.5 inches  (50 x 27 cm)

This sign is made of thick corrugated plastic material.

This is a one of a kind item, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

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This is a one of a kind item, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

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Weight2 lbs