Awards for the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia presented to little Eitan

from 11/08/21

A sober ceremony but which goes beyond the symbolic value of a wound still open for the hearts of the victims' relatives and for a still astonished territory, which has lost one of its symbols.

In Verbania this morning in the park of Villa Giulia Gianni Bugno, president of the world association of professional cyclists (CPA), handed over to the Chief Rabbi of Turin Ariel Di Porto the funds collected by the riders during the Giro d'Italia for Eitan, the little survivor of the Mottarone cable car massacre. 

«The prizes collected by the professional cyclists in the Giro 19th stage - around 30,000 euros - represent a small but heartfelt contribution that the whole group wanted to give to this child, who life has confronted with an unexpected and very hard climb. The riders are sensitive to what is happening around them, as demonstrated also by their decision to be close to the victims of the floods that hit the Liège region during the Tour de Wallonie. They are athletes of the highest level, but also mothers, fathers and children committed to making their society the best it can be» said Bugno during the ceremony attended by Giorgio Orrù, deputy of the Prefect of Verbania, the mayors of Verbania Silvia Marchionini, Stresa Marcella Severino, Baveno Alessandro Monti and the councillor for sport of Verbania Patrich Rabaini.


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