Event Notes: 2015 Giro d'Italia To Begin With 18-Kilometer Time Trail To Sanremo
Giro d'Italia organizer RCS Sport announced that the '15 edition of the Italian Grand Tour will begin with an 18km team time trial to Sanremo "on a special cycle path along the Ligurian coast." The 2015 Giro d'Italia "will stay in the Liguria region for two other road stages, with a day for the sprinters on stage two to Genoa followed by a hilly stage" on the Cinque Terre coastal roads and a finish above La Spezia (CYCLING NEWS, 7/29). ... A Californian teenager "is in custody on suspicion of terrorist threats aimed at the US Open of Surfing where New Zealand's four top surfers are competing." Huntington Beach police arrested the 16-year-old male after N.Y. police became concerned at "dark and disturbing" postings on social media that included images of him holding guns. They initially believed that the postings were directed at the looming US Open tennis championship in N.Y., "but alerted their Californian counterparts when realising they were centred on the surfing championship at the famous beach" (STUFF, 7/29).