A postcard for the Superga, the hill that sits above the industrial city of Turin (Torino in Italian).
Known for its white basilica, it is also remembered by sports fans because in 1949 a plane carrying the AC Torino football team crashed into the hill when it was forced to fly low as it approached Turin during a storm.
The postcard tries to capture the exact moment this happened.
For cyclists there’s better news as the Milan-Torino race is back on the calendar for 2012 and takes place on Wednesday 26 September and features the Superga climb to the finish.
I’ll do a proper preview for this race on inrng.com on Wednesday as it’s a good event and part of a trinity of races in northern Italy with the Giro del Piemonte on Thursday and Il Lombardia on Saturday.

A postcard for the Superga, the hill that sits above the industrial city of Turin (Torino in Italian).

Known for its white basilica, it is also remembered by sports fans because in 1949 a plane carrying the AC Torino football team crashed into the hill when it was forced to fly low as it approached Turin during a storm.

The postcard tries to capture the exact moment this happened.

For cyclists there’s better news as the Milan-Torino race is back on the calendar for 2012 and takes place on Wednesday 26 September and features the Superga climb to the finish.

I’ll do a proper preview for this race on inrng.com on Wednesday as it’s a good event and part of a trinity of races in northern Italy with the Giro del Piemonte on Thursday and Il Lombardia on Saturday.