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Giro d’italia pays tribute to ‘Grand Torino’ on 75th anniversary of Superga tragedy

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Giro d’italia pays tribute to ‘Grand Torino’ on 75th anniversary of Superga tragedy

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FIt is one of the greatest tragedies of sports. The ascent to the Superga Church in Turin, where the first stage of the Giro d’italia will take place this Saturday, is known because the plane crash that took the Grande Torino forward happened here. The year 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of a tragedy that shocked the whole world.

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On that ill-fated flight in 1949, there were no survivors among the 31 crew members who made up the expedition, there were football players, managers and journalists. The pilot thought that he was flying higher and could not see the Basilica well because of the dense fog that prevented him from being able to react in time and avoid disaster.

Renato Gandolfi , Sauro Tomà and Luigi Gandolfi They were the only survivors of that squad because, for various reasons, they could not travel. Torino was the strongest team at that time and was known as ‘invincible’. That year he would end up winning his fifth title in a row.

Superga, a temple of Italian cycling where he won Alberto Contador Milan-Torino Classic in 2012, It will be part of a day, where the runners will crown the summit with 78 kilometers before the finish. Many predict that the favorite bojacar will already be wearing the ‘maglia’ here. It is not known what will happen, but what will definitely happen is a tribute to the heroes of that flight.

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