Good morning ladies and gentlemen.
The Italian Sports Minister comments that next year's Giro is to honour the memory of Gino Bartoli.
Gino Bartoli is a two-time winner of the Tour de France, once prior to WWII, and once after. During the war, he ostensibly still trained. During his training rides, he smuggled false identification papers in the frame of his bicycle. Those papers helped rescue Italy's Jews from the scourge that had made them a target.
About five years ago, a book entitled "Road to Valour" was published detailing what he did.
Bartoli has a tree in his honour along the Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles at Yad VaShem.
Have I mentioned that I really want to go?