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The Tour of Italy 2016 will start in The Netherlands!

Added: monday 26 May 2014 at 22:22:00
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    This article now refers to a more recent publication: The start of the Tour of Italy 2016 in The Netherlands officially presented. Maybe you'll find more recent information there.

    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 unknown to the general public, today announced it has negociated the Grande Partenza of the Giro d'Italia 2016 in The Netherlands.

    Not many people know that company (even in The Netherlands), but the guy behind the negociations who already managed to get the start of the Giro 2010, is known by many. Indeed, Libéma Profcycling's press release indicates that an agreement was signed with RCS Sport, the organisor of the Giro d'Italia after negociations led by Cees Priem, a former professional cyclist (1973 till 1987) and directeur sportif in the TVM cycling team.

    The press release also reminds of the big popular success we saw at the start of the Giro d'Italia in 2010, with one million spectators along the roads. After the success in Ireland with the start of the Giro d'Italia 2014 2 weeks ago, there should thus be another success for the next start abroad in 2016 (we currently observe one start out of two to be abroad for the Italian Grand Tour).

    Starting in Den Bosch?

    Apparently there's not yet been a confirmation of the exact start location by the Giro organisor but the rumours all point to the city Den Bosch in the south of The Netherlands.

    Indeed, Libéma Profcycling's press release precised that there are several candidates for the stage starts and finishes, but according to the local radio/TV station Omroep Brabant someone from the city of Den Bosch would have confirmed that it'll indeed be the capital of Noord-Brabant which will see the pink race start in 2016. According to this spokesman there's an agreement between the city and the organisor and it now just needs to be confirmed by the city counsel.

    However, the province of Noord-Brabant is less affirmative and indicates that there've indeed been discussions with the city Den Bosch but that there'll be similar exchanges with other cities of this province, and their conclusion thus is: nothing has been decided yet concerning the start location.

    As a conclusion, this means that the start will probably be in Den Bosch and that even if that doesn't get confirmed, the city will be one of the start or finish cities of one of the stages in The Netherlands.

    * with the first 3 stages starting in the capital, Amsterdam (Amsterdam > Amsterdam as a time trial, Amsterdam > Utrecht and Amsterdam > Middelburg); see the Giro d'Italia 2010 race route on Google Maps for more information

    ** with a prologue in Den Bosch, a stage in line starting and finishing in Den Bosch and a stage between Den Bosch and Wasquehal

    # the official name of Den Bosch is 's-Hertogenbosch. Den Bosch is the capital of the Noord-Brabant province, in the south of The Netherlands

    >> source photo article illustration background: © Bert Kaufmann, shared under the Creative Commons license, modifications: sky coloured in pink + added logo and "2016" mention

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Bonjour.

    J'attendrai confirmation !

    La semaine dernière, une source "assurait" que Turin serait la conclusion du Giro 2015 avec comme étapes finales : Santa Anna di Vinadio, Sestrières, et Turin.

    L'"Eco di Bergamo" du 26/5 laisse augurer une arrivée du Tour d'Italie 2015 à Milan, précédée la veille par une étape de montagne décisive disputée 100% dans la province de Bergame !

    Sans commentaire ...


    | André | wednesday 28 May 2014 at 8:42:56

  2. "Giro bijna zeker naar Apeldoorn" aldus de Stentor: http://www.destentor.nl/regio/apeldoorn/giro-bijna-zeker-naar-apeldoorn-1.4444061

    | alberto | friday 11 July 2014 at 14:24:09

  3. De Giro start in 2016 in Gelderland volgens het AD: http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1062/Giro-d-Italia/article/detail/3843717/2015/02/03/Giro-2016-drie-dagen-door-Gelderland.dhtml

    | Jan | tuesday 03 February 2015 at 20:50:12

  4. Bonjour.

    Les étapes neerlandaises du prochain Giro sont connues :

    vendredi 6/5 prologue à Appeldoorn (arrivée sur vélodrome ?) : 8,1 km
    samedi 7/5 Arnhem-Nijmegen 180 km
    dimanche 8/5 Nijmegen-Arnhem 190 km
    lundi 9/5 transfert

    Les autres étapes : aucune certitude.
    Milano (plus probable) et Rome sont avancés pour l'arrivée.
    Torre del Greco : Tuttobiciweb 10/1/15 et Il Gazzettino Vesuviano du 8/1/15
    Sestola : Modenanoi 30/7/14
    San Murezzan/St-Moritz : Valtellinamobile 27/5/14, "supplanté" par Livigno
    Follonica : Il Giunco 17/2/15
    Rifugio di Stroppa (accès très difficile) et Alba : Targatocn.it 4/3/15
    Piani del Mai del Crostis (2100m) : Messageroveneto (date non "sauvée")
    Montevergine (cronoscalata ?) : Spaziociclismo 20/5/2015
    Civitale del Friuli : Il Piccolo (1/6/2015)
    Selva di Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi/Plan di Corones : accord triennal
    Lienz : Tremilasport 1/6/15
    départ de San Giorgio del Sannio vers Benevento (étape inversée de 2015) 25/5/15 (source non sauvée)
    Riviera Ponente (Albenga ?) Savonanews 6/2/15
    Lido di Jesolo (encore !) Il Piccolo 1/6/15
    "cronoscalata" de l'Alpago : Corriere delle Alpi 24/5 et 25/6/15
    Asolo et Maser : Il Gazzettino et Tribuna di Treviso 8/6/15
    Muggio (départ) : Il Cittadino 13/6/15

    Beppe Conti, le célèbre chroniqueur aurait avancé une grande étape piémontaise avec un sommet dur/inédit (Cesana 2000 ?), et une autre étape dans le Piémont montagneuse.

    Ont aussi eu droit de citation :
    Palermo, Pisa, Molfetta, Ravenna, Anagni, Sappada (plusieurs fois), Bologna (citta europea dello sport 2016), Piancavallo, Mataiur, Martina Franca, Ostuni.
    L'Alpe d'Huez et Les Deux Alpes auraient aussi déposé une candidature.

    Le centième Tour d'Italie devrait se dérouler 100% intra muros.

    Pour le numéro 101, Corsematin du 9/2/15 avance un départ possible de Corse.


    | André | friday 26 June 2015 at 12:36:34

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