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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Links And Articles Of Interest

Just some random links.

Another Giro has come and gone. While not one of the most exciting Giros of recent times, it was nonetheless a intriguing one for cycling fans. It's a shame no major networks covered this majestic race - arguably now the best of the Grand Tours. Richard Carapaz of Ecuador was the general classification winner bringing that country its first ever Grand Tour victory. The Sicilian Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic of Slovenia made the podium.

Moving on.

Italy remains a key leather shoe exporting nation.

It also is the biggest textile manufacturer in Europe and 5th largest in the world.

Biella. Wool capital of the world. A couple of articles here and here.

The interesting history of weaving in Venice.

What isn't interesting about Venice?