Castelfidardo is a town and comune in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region of central-eastern Italy. It is particularly remembered for a Sardinian victory over an army composed of foreign volunteers defending the Papal States. The towns Museum of the Risorgimento, in the palazzo Mordini, commemorates the battle and it houses artifacts and documents of the period, including around 130 loans from private collections or other museums. Castelfidardo is known as the capital of accordion builders. A variety of musical instruments besides the accordion have been produced in the town since the 19th century. Castelvetro di Modena, Italy Klingenthal, Germany G. S. D, castelfidardo Calcio is the Italian football of the city and was founded in 1944. Currently it plays in Italys Serie D after the promotion from national play-off in the Eccellenza in the 2013-14 season, the president is Costantino Sarnari and the manager is Roberto Mobili. Its home ground is Stadio G. Mancini with 2,000 seats, the teams colors are white and green
Copenhagen, Danish, København, Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen has an population of 1,280,371. The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants, the city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand, another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road, originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a centre of power with its institutions, defences. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century and this included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing, since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure.
The city is the cultural and governmental centre of Denmark, Copenhagens economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö. With a number of connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades. Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs, the annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, the Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train network connects central Copenhagen to its outlying boroughs. Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, the name of the city reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce.
The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning merchants harbour, the literal English translation would be Chapmans haven. The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, the abbreviations Kbh. or Kbhvn are often used in Danish for København, and kbh. for københavnsk. The chemical element hafnium is named for Copenhagen, where it was discovered, the bacterium Hafnia is named after Copenhagen, Vagn Møller of the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen named it in 1954. Excavations in Pilestræde have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century, the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating to the 11th century, have been unearthed near where Strøget meets Rådhuspladsen
Varese is a city and comune in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy,55 kilometres north of Milan. It is the capital of the Province of Varese, the hinterland or urban part of the city is called Varesotto. The city of Varese lies at the feet of Sacro Monte di Varese, part of the Campo dei Fiori mountain range, that hosts an astronomical observatory, as well as the Prealpino Geophysical Centre. The village which is in the middle of the mountain is called Santa Maria del Monte because of the medieval sanctuary, which is reached through the avenue of the chapels of the Sacred Mountain. Varese is situated on seven hills, the San Pedrino Hill, the Giubiano Hill, the Campigli Hill, the SantAlbino Hill, the Biumo Superiore Hill, Colle di Montalbano, the city looks over Lake Varese. Vareses winters are less mitigated by the proximity of the Lago Maggiore, low temperatures in the late autumn and winter frequently go down a few degrees below zero. This differentiates it from south of the city. As in other cities in the foothills of Lombardy, fog is an infrequent phenomenon, Varese is on average cooler than other cities of the Lombard Prealps, especially in winter.
The rainfall of Varese is among the highest in Italy, with more than 1,500 millimetres of annual average, in winter, snow falls quite frequently, especially in January. Varese, like the province, has a high immigrant population owing to both its economy and its location. In 1859, Giuseppe Garibaldi confronted Austrian forces led by Field Marshal-Lieutenant Carl Baron Urban near Varese, also, it was here where Alessandro Marchettis Savoia-Marchetti SM.93 made his first test flights. In particular, the movements are incoming and internally to Varese. In the average weekday over 113,000 vehicles enter in Varese, the most used form of transportation in Varese is the private vehicle, followed by the local public transport. The A8 motorway connects Varese with Milan and this motorway was part of the first toll road system in the world. The city has a Ring Road System, Vareses Ring Road, consists of a road currently in operation, many important statal and provincial roads pass through Varese. The entire rail network serving the capital is electrified, in addition, there is a project under way to connect Varese with Malpensa Airport, this line would continue past Varese to Mendrisio and Lugano in Switzerland.
International bus services are operated by Swiss Post Bus of the line 523 that link Varese to Lugano, in Varese there is a funicular service on the line Vellone-Sacro Monte. The city is home to the Sacro Monte di Varese, a place of pilgrimage and it is one of the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included on the UNESCO World Heritage list
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Austria, San Marino, Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate and Mediterranean climate. Due to its shape, it is referred to in Italy as lo Stivale. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth most populous EU member state, the Italic tribe known as the Latins formed the Roman Kingdom, which eventually became a republic that conquered and assimilated other nearby civilisations. The legacy of the Roman Empire is widespread and can be observed in the distribution of civilian law, republican governments, Christianity. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe, bringing a renewed interest in humanism, exploration, Italian culture flourished at this time, producing famous scholars and polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Machiavelli. The weakened sovereigns soon fell victim to conquest by European powers such as France and Austria.
Despite being one of the victors in World War I, Italy entered a period of economic crisis and social turmoil. The subsequent participation in World War II on the Axis side ended in defeat, economic destruction. Today, Italy has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and it has a very high level of human development and is ranked sixth in the world for life expectancy. The country plays a prominent role in regional and global economic, military and diplomatic affairs, as a reflection of its cultural wealth, Italy is home to 51 World Heritage Sites, the most in the world, and is the fifth most visited country. The assumptions on the etymology of the name Italia are very numerous, according to one of the more common explanations, the term Italia, from Latin, was borrowed through Greek from the Oscan Víteliú, meaning land of young cattle. The bull was a symbol of the southern Italic tribes and was often depicted goring the Roman wolf as a defiant symbol of free Italy during the Social War. Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus states this account together with the legend that Italy was named after Italus, mentioned by Aristotle and Thucydides.
The name Italia originally applied only to a part of what is now Southern Italy – according to Antiochus of Syracuse, but by his time Oenotria and Italy had become synonymous, and the name applied to most of Lucania as well. The Greeks gradually came to apply the name Italia to a larger region, excavations throughout Italy revealed a Neanderthal presence dating back to the Palaeolithic period, some 200,000 years ago, modern Humans arrived about 40,000 years ago. Other ancient Italian peoples of undetermined language families but of possible origins include the Rhaetian people and Cammuni. Also the Phoenicians established colonies on the coasts of Sardinia and Sicily, the Roman legacy has deeply influenced the Western civilisation, shaping most of the modern world
2012 UCI Road World Championships
The 2012 UCI Road World Championships took place in the southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, known as South Limburg, between September 15 and 23. The event consisted of a race and a time trial for men and men under 23. It will be the 79th Road World Championships, castelfidardo near Loreto in Italy was a candidate, but Italy had held the UCI Road World Championships in Varese in 2008. The Netherlands last hosted the Road World Championships in 1998 in Valkenburg aan de Geul, the 2012 championships had a number of changes compared to the former editions. A team time trial is set to be reintroduced and this was last competed as a world championship event in 1994 between nations. The reintroduction will see teams compete, similar to the Eindhoven Team Time Trial held between 2005 and 2007. The Junior championships will be on the programme, with the extra events, the championships will be held over two weekends and will include an opening ceremony and a cyclosportive event. Start/Finish for the events is in Vilt, a commune of Valkenburg aan de Geul on top of the Cauberg, cyclists from 74 national federations participated.
The number of cyclists per nation that competed, excluding riders in the time trials, is shown in parentheses. Team time trials are included under the UCI registration country of the team
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg is a retired elite road bicycle racer from Düsseldorf, who turned professional in 2001. She began racing bicycles at age 6, alongside her two brothers Sven and Lars, at the end of Teutenbergs career she rode for Team Specialized–lululemon professional womens cycling team on the UCI Womens Road World Cup and other professional races. She competed for Germany at the 2000 and 2012 Summer Olympics and she was one of 23 LGBT Olympians at the London Games. Team Columbia-High Road Women Ina-Yoko Teutenberg profile at Cycling Archives
Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE is a British former professional road and track racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2016. He is the rider to have combined winning both World and Olympic championships on both the track and the road, as well as winning the Tour de France. In addition, he has worn the leaders jersey in each of the three Grand Tours of cycling and as of 2016 holds the record in team pursuit. The son of the Australian cyclist Gary Wiggins, Wiggins was born to a British mother in Ghent, Belgium and he competed on the track from the early part of his career until 2008. Between 2000 and 2008 he won ten medals at the world championships, of which six were gold. On the road, Wiggins turned professional in 2001, but made it his focus from 2008. He signed with the newly formed Team Sky in 2010, and in 2011 he claimed his first victory in a stage race in the Critérium du Dauphiné. In 2012, Wiggins won the Paris–Nice, the Tour de Romandie, the Critérium du Dauphiné, and became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France and the time trial at the Olympic Games.
In 2014, he won gold in the trial at the road world championships. Wiggins returned to the track at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in 2016, he won a further world championship in the madison, and gold in the team pursuit at the Olympics, his fifth successive medal winning appearance at the Games. He retired from all forms of cycling on 28 December 2016. Wiggins was awarded a CBE in 2009, Wiggins was born on 28 April 1980 in Ghent, Belgium, to an Australian father, Gary Wiggins, and a British mother, Linda. His father lived in Belgium as a professional cyclist and his father left the family when Wiggins was two. Wiggins moved with his mother to her parents house in Villiers Road, Willesden Green, north-west London and he was educated at St Augustines junior school and St Augustines Church of England High School in Kilburn, where his mother was a secretary. He has a younger half-brother, from his mother and her partner Brendan and she explained it was one of the events at which his father had been successful.
He watched the rest of the Olympics and fell in love with cycling, in 1992, aged 12, he entered his first race, the West London Challenge 92, on the unopened A312 dual carriageway in Hayes, west London. Later that year he broke a collarbone in a road accident and he received £1,700 compensation for his injuries. He gave his mother £700 and used the rest to buy his first racing bicycle, at 12, he recalled, I told my art teacher, Im going to be Olympic champion, Im going to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour
2010 UCI Road World Championships
The 2010 UCI Road World Championships took place in Geelong and Melbourne, over 5 days from 29 September to 3 October 2010. It was the 77th UCI Road World Championships and the first time that Australia had held the event, the titles defender at the road race was an Australian, Cadel Evans, who has a home in Barwon Heads, only 20 km from Geelong. The events were spread over five days, allowing time for those riders wishing to take part in both the time trial and the road race. 444 cyclists from 49 national federations participated, the number of cyclists per nation that competed is shown in parentheses. Official website UCI Website for Road World Championships
Emma Jane Pooley is an elite English sportswoman. She won an Olympic silver medal in the trial in 2008 and was world time trial champion in 2010. She has won six UCI Womens Road World Cup one-day races and she is three-times a British time trial champion and in 2010 won the British road race championships. Born in Wandsworth, Pooley grew up in Norwich, where she attended Norwich High School for Girls and she began studying for an engineering degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 2001. She started cycling at university after suffering an injury from cross-country running, at Cambridge she won her university sporting blue for cross-country running and the triathlon. She rode for the trade team in 2006 when they were based in Belgium. She represented Britain in the 2007 UCI Road World Championships, finishing 8th in the time trial and this earned Great Britain one of their places in the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2008, she won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda UCI Road World Cup in Italy after another solo breakaway, in 2009, Pooley signed to the Cervélo Test Team, where she remained until their disbandment at the end of 2011.
Due to financial issues the 2009 Grand Boucle was reduced to four stages. 2010 saw several of Pooleys greatest successes and she won her first major stage race in May, the final edition of the Tour de lAude, the longest-running event on the UCI womens calendar. She went on to win another stage race in June. She won two UCI Womens Road World Cup one-day races, the La Flèche Wallonne Féminine and the GP de Plouay and she was British national time trial champion for the second year running and took her only national road race champions jersey. In March 2011, Pooley won the one-day Trofeo Alfredo Binda World Cup race for a second time, again after a lengthy lone breakaway. Later in the year, she won the hilly Tour de lArdèche stage race in France and finished second to Marianne Vos in the Giro dItalia Femminile, both achievements that she would repeat in 2012. Following the discontinuation of the Garmin Cervélo womens team at the end of 2011, Pooley began riding for the Dutch team AA Drink-Leontien. nl which, in turn, wound up at the end of the 2012 season.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed in the Womens road race, helping teammate Lizzie Armitstead to win a silver medal, in a severely reduced season, she missed the 2013 UCI Road World Championships. Pooley managed to win four UCI-ranked races including the six-stage Tour Languedoc Rousillon in May, Pooley signed for the Lotto Belisol team for 2014. She claimed her third time trial champions jersey and won three stages and the mountains classification at the Giro dItalia Femminile