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All kinds of information about the Tour of Italy

  • Added: saturday 03 December 2016 at 17:52:00

    One less rider in the Grand Tours (TDF, Vuelta, Giro) and the classics .. or not?

    One less rider in the Grand Tours (TDF, Vuelta, Giro) and the classics .. or not?Through a common press release sent out on 25 November around 7PM, the three big cycling race organisors:
    - Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O., organisor of the Tour de France, Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix, the Critérium du Dauphiné and Paris-Tours to mention just a few),

    - RCS Sport (the Italian organisor of the Giro d'Italia, Tirreno Adriatico, Milan Sanremo and Il Lombardia for example) and

    - Flanders Classics (the Belgian organisor of numerous classics: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Dwars door Vlaanderen [A travers la Flandre], Gent-W
    ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: UCI ProTour| Tour de France| Vuelta a España| Giro d Italia| Classics
  • Added: thursday 05 May 2016 at 14:57:00

    The Tour of Italy 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Tour of Italy 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis Friday, the 6th of May 2016, the Tour of Italy 2016 (or Giro d'Italia 2016) will start in Apeldoorn in The Netherlands with an individual time trial. All the other details about the race route, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race routes on Google Maps/Google Earth are available in this article, so you can follow the "fight for pink" in the best possible conditions, knowing what the riders will face!

    Due to a lack of time and because the creation of these maps represents a big amount of work, velowire.com offers you the race routes of the 6 first stages to start with, knowing that the others will be published progressively while I'm working on them but in any case always before they'll take place! The race routes of all stages are now online, as ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2016| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: saturday 27 June 2015 at 21:33:00

    The start of the Tour of Italy 2016 in The Netherlands officially presented

    The start of the Tour of Italy 2016 in The Netherlands officially presentedWe already knew it since one year: the Giro d'Italia 2016 will start in The Netherlands. At that time, it was not clear yet where the pink jersey race would start, but the details of the Grand Start of the Tour of Italy 2016 have been announced yesterday!

    The Tour of Italy 2016: 3 days in the province of Gelderland

    For its 99th edition, the Giro d'Italia chose to start abroad, for the 12th time in the history of the race and for the 3rd time from The Netherlands (after Groningen in 2002 and Amsterdam pour for the Giro d'Italia 2010).

    The Netherlands are made up of 12 provinces and one of these provinces, the biggest ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2016
  • Added: saturday 09 May 2015 at 03:08:00

    The Tour of Italy (Giro d'Italia) 2015 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Tour of Italy (Giro d'Italia) 2015 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthToday, Saturday 9 May 2015, the Tour of Italy 2015 (or Giro d'Italia 2015) starts in San Lorenzo Al Mare with a team time trial which will mainly take place on ... a bike path! All the other details about the race routes, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race route on Google Maps/Google Earth are available in this article and will allow you to follow the fight for pink in the best possible circumstances with the knowledge of the race!

    The Giro d'Italia 2015 race route on Google Maps

    In total, 3,486 kilometers are on the programme, of which 77 kilometers in the time trials (1 team time trial of 17.6 km as the opening stage and an individual time trial over a distance of 59.4 km halfway the race): 19 stages will entirely take place in Italy and two stages will ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2015| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: tuesday 07 October 2014 at 01:24:00

    The Tour of Italy 2015 race route presented: 7 mountain top finishes and less transfers

    The Tour of Italy 2015 race route presented: 7 mountain top finishes and less transfersThis Monday afternoon the 98th edition of the Tour of Italy, the Giro d'Italia 2015, was officially presented in Milan, in presence of Brian Cookson, the president of the International Cycling Union. 3,487.8 kilometers longs, this Giro commemorates Alfredo Martini*. The organisor of the Giro is also the organisor of the Milan-Sanremo classic and thus insists on the fact that this Giro is somehow a 3 weeks Classicissima the other way around, since the start will be close to Sanremo** and the race finishes in Milan.

    In this article you'll find a quick presentation of the 21 stages which make up this Tour of Italy and the first details about the race route of these stages.

    The Giro d'Italia 2015 in a few numbers

    The 98th Tour of Italy will take place from 9 till 31 May 2015 and is presented by its organisor RCS Sport as a Gi ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2015
  • Added: friday 30 May 2014 at 12:10:00

    The tweets of the week, special Giro edition

    The tweets of the week, special Giro editionThe Tweets of the week have been quite popular on velowire.com when they listed every week the best Tweets of the cycling world.

    After a long interruption, you can find below a special edition of Tweets of the week, dedicated to the Giro d'Italia 2014. Indeed, the Italian Grand Tour seems to have given the inspiration to the twitter-riders, a reason for velowire.com to select the best out of them!

    The Giro d'Italia, isn't that the Tour of Italy?

    Yes indeed, the Giro d'Italia is the Tour of Italy, but that's not a reason for the Tour to stay in Italy and this year it thus started in Ireland, with 3 stages, one team time trial and two stages in line. In the same way, the Tour de France 2014 will start in the Yorkshire, and more precisely in Leeds ... ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tweets of the week| Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2014
  • Added: monday 26 May 2014 at 22:22:00

    The Tour of Italy 2016 will start in The Netherlands!

    The Tour of Italy 2016 will start in The Netherlands!After the additional information Amaury Sport Organisation provided yesterday about the start of the Tour de France 2015 in The Netherlands, it was announced today that the next year, in 2016, it'll be the turn of the Tour of Italy to visit the country which already saw the start of the Giro d'Italia 2010*.

    The start city has not yet been confirmed, but it seems that Den Bosch#, which also organised the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 1996**, is the best candidate.

    The start of the Giro d'Italia 2016 in The Netherlands, negociated by Libéma Profcycling, like in 2010

    Libéma Profcycling, a company which is pretty unknow ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2016
  • Added: monday 19 May 2014 at 21:46:00

    A summary of the first week of the Tour of Italy 2014

    A summary of the first week of the Tour of Italy 2014After the summary of the 3 Irish stages of the Tour of Italy 2014, velowire.com now looks back on the first week of the Giro d'Italia 2014 on this second rest day of the Italian race.

    Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEDGE) arrived in Italy with the pink jersey on his shoulders and the Australian rider managed to keep this precious leader's jersey of the general classification until the start of the first mountain stage last Saturday. Since the finish of that stage, his compatriot Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) wears this jersey and he thus still has to defend it for 12 stages starting tomorrow.

    4/ Tuesday 12 May 2014 - Giovinazzo > Bari - 112 km

    Once the riders arrived in the south of Italy and after the rest day, an extremely short stage was waiting for them in the ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2014
  • Added: sunday 11 May 2014 at 21:22:00

    A summary of the 3 Irish stages of the Tour of Italy 2014

    A summary of the 3 Irish stages of the Tour of Italy 2014

    Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEDGE): keep the pink jersey as long as possible

    After 3 days in the Giro d'Italia 2014 which started last Friday in Belfast in Ireland with a team time trial, tomorrow will already be the first rest day.

    First rest day due to the transfer from Ireland towards the south of Italy and the first rest day before a week which will already bring quite some difficulties in the 6 stages in line, in Italy.


    Hereunder you'll find a short summary of the first 3 days of the Tour of Italy 2014 and a rapid overview of what will follow.

    1/ Friday 9 May 2014 - team time trial - Belfast > Belfast: no surprises but rain and an important crash!

    In the first stage, which was a team time trial in the streets of Belfast, the Orica-GreenEDGE team was the big favourite since the Australian team made team time trials its specialty. Despite a deraille ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2014
  • Added: thursday 08 May 2014 at 15:24:00

    The Tour of Italy 2014 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and all details

    The Tour of Italy 2014 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and all detailsFriday 9 May 2014. Belfast, Ireland.

    That doesn't ring a bell for you? You did not immediately think of the Giro d'Italia 2014, the 79th edition of the Tour of Italy? Not really surprising since this Italian Grand Tour starts for the first time from Ireland and it's start will be on a Friday instead of a Saturday as usual.

    All other details about the race routes, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedule/itinerary, the stage profiles and the tracks on Google Maps/Google Earth can be found in this article, in order to follow the fight for pink in the best possible way!

    The Giro d'Italia 2014 race route on Google Maps

    The start from Ireland, followed by an important transfer towards the south of Italy, obliges the organisor to put up a rest day right on the 4th day of this first Grand Tour of ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2014| Google Maps/Google Earth
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