After almost ten years from the first edition (1965), the famous ‘itinerant’ TV transmission Giochi senza frontiere (‘Jeux sans Frontières’ or ‘It’s a Knockout’) was recorded in the Ciocco Estate. The programme, which was broadcast until 1999, had millions of spectators glued to the TV, in front of bizarre and hilarious ‘Olympics’, able to light the challenge and patriotic spirit at European level.
The 57th edition of the Giro d’Italia took place in May and June 1974, covering a total of 4001 km. The 11th lap went through the Ciocco and was won by the Spaniard Manuel Fuente. The Belgian Eddy Merckx won the maglia rosa (pink shirt) with a 12 second advantage on Baronchelli. The maglia verde (green shirt) was introduced from this edition to crown the leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna (Mountain Grand Prix) classification.