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Blog - Giro d'Italia 2014

All information about the 97th Tour of Italy, which will take place from 9 May till the 1st of June 2014, between Belfast (Ireland) and Trieste.

  • 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 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
  • Added: tuesday 08 October 2013 at 1:26:00

    The Giro d'Italia/Tour of Italy 2014 in detail: maps and profiles

    The Giro d'Italia/Tour of Italy 2014 in detail: maps and profilesWARNING: the information provided below, based on the initial presentation of the Tour of Italy 2014's race route is no longer up-to-date. If you'd like to know all details of the race route, check out the article
    >> The Tour of Italy 2014 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and all details.

    While we still have to wait a little bit over 2 weeks before we get to know in detail the Tour de France 2014 race route, the one of the Giro d'Italia 2014 has been announced this Monday ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2014