Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2014 Giro d'Italia Start in Ireland

We wrote about it here last month. The announcement will take place tomorrow . Looking forward to the details.

From BBC:
"Giro d'Italia organisers are expected to confirm on Thursday that the 2014 event will start in Ireland.

Further details will be given at a joint launch in Belfast and Dublin which will outline plans to hold stages on both sides of the Irish border.

BBC Sport Northern Ireland has learned that officials from the Giro will be attending Thursday's press launch.

The Irish leg of the world famous cycling event is being tipped to take place from 2-4 May 2014.

Tourism officials and government representatives from both sides of the border are expected to attend Thursday's respective launches at Titanic Belfast and Dublin's Civic Offices on Wood Quay.

Estimates suggest that a figure of around £4m will be required to bring the event to Ireland but that the commercial return could be in the region of £10m.

If the expected confirmation is made on Thursday, it will be the first time the Giro has come to Ireland and will mean that cycling's two Grand Tours will both make visits to Britain and Ireland next year, with the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire."

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1 comment:

  1. Larry says: I realize these folks are from MILAN in general but what's the big deal? RCS has just now posted the route for Roma Maxima which is not even two weeks from now!!! Calma ragazzi! The only real problem is DEATH....all the other stuff can be worked out, even for you uptight Milanese!