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The Giro delle Regioni was a multi-day cycling race held annually in Italy. It is part of UCI Europe Tour in category 2.ncup, meaning it was part of the UCI Under 23 Nations' Cup.
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates San Marino and Vatican City, as well as a maritime border with Croatia. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.
The UCI Under 23 Nations' Cup is an annual, season-long competition for under-23 male road cyclists. It was created by the Union Cycliste Internationale in 2007 to aid in the development of young riders. It is the most important competition for under-23 riders.
Manuel Quinziato is an Italian former road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2002 and 2017 for the Lampre, Saunier Duval–Prodir, Liquigas–Doimo and BMC Racing Team squads.
Roman Kreuziger is a Czech professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data. Kreuziger is an all-rounder, with climbing and time trial abilities, becoming a contender for the General classification of stage races. He is also considered one of the biggest talents of the sport after winning the 2004 Junior Road World Championships and the 2008 Tour de Suisse at the age of 22. Next year, he won the 2009 Tour de Romandie and in 2013, he was the victor of the Amstel Gold Race.
Oscar Gatto is an Italian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe. His nickname is 'Oscar the Cat' because his surname (Gatto) is the Italian word for "cat", and his first name is Oscar.
The Giro del Lazio is a semi classic European bicycle race held in the region of Lazio, Italy. From 2005 to 2008, the race has been organised as a 1.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour.
Peter Velits is a retired Slovak professional road racing cyclist. His career highlights include third place overall and a stage win at the 2010 Vuelta a España, the 2007 World Under-23 Road Race Championships gold and the 2012 Tour of Oman overall victory. Velits is also known as strong time-trialist, winning three consecutive team time trials as a part of Omega Pharma–Quick-Step in 2012 and 2013 and riding on the BMC Racing Team in 2014 UCI Road World Championships. His twin brother, Martin Velits rides for Etixx–Quick-Step, having raced on the same teams every year until the end of the 2013 season.
Francis De Greef is a Belgian road bicycle racer, riding for UCI Professional Continental Team Wanty–Groupe Gobert.
Blel Kadri is a French professional road racing cyclist, who most recently rode for UCI ProTeam AG2R La Mondiale. He is of Algerian descent.
Alexandr Shefer is a former Kazakh racing cyclist. He was a professional racer from 1993 to 2003. He is the brother of Viktor Shefer, who was also a professional cyclist. Shefer was a coach for Astana from 2007 to 2009, the team of Alexander Vinokourov, alongside team director Belgian Johan Bruyneel.
Dennis van Winden is a Dutch professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Israel Cycling Academy.
Kristijan Koren is a Slovenian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bahrain–Merida. Koren turned professional in 2010.
Enrico Battaglin is a professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Katusha–Alpecin.
Stefano Pirazzi is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who is currently suspended from the sport due to a positive doping test.
Elia Favilli is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who rode most recently for Meridiana–Kamen. He rode for UCI Professional Continental Team Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM in 2011 and 2012.
Damiano Caruso is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bahrain–Merida. Caruso was also the 2008 under-23 Italian national champion for the road race.
Pavel Sergeyevich Kochetkov is a Russian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Katusha–Alpecin.
Christopher Juul-Jensen is a Danish racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott.
Claudio Corti is a former Italian cyclist. He became a team manager at the end of his career.
Alexander Bespalov is a former Russian racing cyclist.
Graziano Gasparre is an Italian former cyclist.
Sofia Bertizzolo is an Italian professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Team Virtu Cycling.
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