Deltiology (from Greek δελτίον, deltion, diminuitive of δέλτος, deltos, "tablet, letter"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study and collection of postcards. Compared to philately, the iden- tification of a postcard's place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralised, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.
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065 - Italy

(postal card) Treviso (Venetian: Trevixo, French: Trévise, Latin: Tarvisium) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy. It is the capital of Treviso province and the municipality has 81.627 inhabitants (2007): some 3.000 live within the Venetian walls (le Mura) or in the historical and monumental center, some 80.000 live in the urban center proper, while the city hinterland has a population of approximately 170.000. It is the home of the headquarters of designer clothing company Benetton, major appliance maker DeLonghi and sports eyewear maker Rudy Project.
Treviso stands at the confluence of Botteniga with the Sile, 30 km north of Venice and 50km east of Vicenza, 40 km north-east of Padua, 120 km south of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The city is situated some 15 km south-west the right bank of the Piave River, on the plain between the Gulf of Venice and the Alps.
The UCI Road World Championships, often referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is the annual world championship for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The UCI road world championships include events for elite men and women's road race and individual time trial. In addition, championships are held for the same events for cyclists under 23.
* The winner of the UCI road world championship is considered the world cycling champion (or road world champion) and wears a Rainbow Jersey for a year in road races. The event is a single 'massed start' road race, the winner the first across the line.
* The winner of the time trial is the world time trial champion and wears the Rainbow Jersey for a year in individual time trial (ITT) events or time trial stages on stage races, such as the Tour de France.
Both the road race and time trial events are ridden by riders representing their countries, although they will have been representing different teams for most of the season.
The first professional world championship took place in 1927 at the Nürburgring in Germany and was won by Alfredo Binda, of Italy. The race is held towards the end of the European season, usually following the Vuelta a España. The event can be held over a relatively flat course which favors cycling sprinters or a hilly course which favors a climbing specialist or all-round.
The elite men's race is usually won by riders on the UCI ProTour. In the past there were separate events for amateurs and professionals.
The world championship and two of the three Grand Tours (the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España) form the Triple Crown of Cycling.

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