Education Minister Marco Bussetti, from the far-right League, is sending out a letter this week telling schools and teachers not to overload students at this time of year.
He was helped by another piece of planning: a larger-than-usual front chainring he'd had fitted for the finale propelled him all the way to the line."When Nikias Arndt couldn't follow I just had to go full gas for the line," he said.
"I was afraid of people making final attacks – I didn't want to wait for the sprint, but also had some confidence for the sprint.
Bussetti's comments are in line with his party's focus on traditional family values.
Every child has wished at one point or another that he or she would walk into school and there would be banners announcing that all homework had been cancelled forever.
Before Friday, Edvald Boasson Hagen had finished a frustrated four times in the podium places but shy of the stage win at the 2017 Tour de France.
His fifth try was the lucky one, as the Norwegian soloed to victory from the breakaway on stage 19 in Salon-de-Provence, but luck had little to do with his success.
It is hosted by the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Western Cape, the African Population and Health Research Centre and the Nigerian Academy of Science.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a Strategic Partner.
If we step back from the heated debates about homework and look at how homework is used around the world, we find the highest homework loads are associated with countries that have lower incomes and higher social inequality. Undoubtedly, homework is a global phenomenon; students from all 59 countries that participated in the 2007 Trends in Math and Science Study (TIMSS) reported getting homework.
Worldwide, only less than 7% of fourth graders said they did no homework.