Various reports indicate the Giro d’Italia is expected to announce a USA start in Washington DC for the 2012 edition of the classic Italian road race.
A 2012 Giro d’Italia Working Group in the United States has been working with Giro officials to bring the race start to D.C. A presentation and announcement may come tomorrow in DC. A prologue in Washington and even a possible stage that ends on Pennsylvania Avenue would set the stage before the race moves to Italian soil.
Read more at Cycling News: Washington, DC start to 2012 Giro falling into place. Hat Tip to Michael.
While I think it would be awesome for us fans stateside, it's a horrible idea on many fronts.