Giro d’Italia with Pavarotti (19): Postscript (1): Pedalare!

The Giro d’Italia of 2012 is over and done with a long time ago! Yes, and we did end the journey gracefully!

But Pavarotti the bird tweeted a message to the great team of the Giro, Big Luciano and Odd Pavarotti, that there’s one book we all should read this summer to learn more about The Giro.

The book is entitled Pedalare! Pedalare!: A history of italian cycling by the British historian John Foot who has modern Italian history as his speciality. John Foot is on Twitter where he tweets on Italy, sport and politics, among other things.

“It’s the same guy who wrote this book about Italian football“, said Pavarotti the bird.

“We know!”, said Big Luciano, and added: “What a lovely title for a book about Italian cycling”.

“One more quality book to read this summer!”, said Odd Pavarotti, and added “We’ll have to set aside some time to squeeze some lemons as well!”.

So now you know how to learn more about the Giro. Read “Pedalare! Pedalare”!

To celebrate this little book report Odd Pavarotti Blog gives you Pavarotti in Verdi’s opera “Luisa Miller”, live from the Paris Opera Garnier on 1 June 1983 (audio only, not commercially available).

This is just to point out that there might be something coming on Le Tour de France 2012 in the near future. One never knows these days.

Until then: Pedal on, kick some balls, or just sit down and listen to this great Pavarotti recording from his prime! And you’ll agree with the audience: Bravo!