The prestigious Giro d’Italia cycling race could take place partly in Slovakia. Education Minister Eugen Jurzyca confirmed that he has received an offer from the organisers of the race, private broadcaster TV Markíza reported.
Members of the government welcomed the development.
“I would be very pleased,” said Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, as quoted by TV Markíza. “As far as I know, the offer relates to two routes which could go through Slovakia.”
Transport Minister Jan Figeľ told the TV channel that organising the competition could also mean that some roads used by the race would be repaired.
Source: TV Markíza
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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11. Aug 2011 at 14:00