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Giro d’Italia could pass through Slovakia

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.

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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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