Sronni the 2023 Giro could end in Udine …
“For real? It would be fantastic, but also that 40 years will have passed quickly from what is one of the best victories of my career ».
What is the best memory of that second victory of yours in the Giro?
«The arrival of the time trial in Udine, the last week of that Giro was very hard for me due to a bronchitis that had tormented me in the mountains. Since that day, every time I go back to Friuli I consider it a familiar place ».
It was a Giro col giallo finale: when did you hear about the foiled attempt to poison you with Guttalax in Gorizia?
«After the stage and I immediately understood who were the strange characters I had never seen before that I had noticed wandering around in my hotel on the eve of the time trial. It was the plainclothes policemen who had to protect me. ‘
And with Guttalax then how did it go in these years?
«Never used (smilesndr), although every time I hear him I think back to those days and smile».
Now a black African rider wins at the Giro who then injures himself with the cork of sparkling wine …
“It’s another era. First thing: Girmay is very strong, a great rider, an example of how cycling has globalized. Second: in my day we knew very well how to behave with bottles of sparkling wine on stage. They often spend hours in the sun, they are a potential danger ».
Saronni, you have been linked to UAE Emirates for years … A possible arrival in Udine would come after the time trial of Lussari, a mountain close to Slovenia …
«Here, this is a detail that could influence the future choices of” my “Pogacar. If he wins the Giro 40 years after me in Udine it would be a real coup. And not just for him and his team ».