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2014 Giro heading to UK, Ireland

20 Feb 2013 00:57

http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/cwcwmhauaucw/rss2/

Two Grand Tours in the UK in 2014 as the Giro will start in Belfast with a Prologue which could see a certain Knight of the realm swiftly back in the Maglia Rosa.
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20 Feb 2013 01:29

In other news the 2013 Tour will start in Corsica:rolleyes:
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Feb 2013 02:14

2014 Giro heading to UK, Ireland


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20 Feb 2013 02:18

auscyclefan94 wrote:To be sure, to be sure, to be sure! :o

Top of the morning to yer! Lets hope its less embaressing than when the TDF went there!:o
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20 Feb 2013 05:55

What a stupid thing to do. Another Gt ruined by this ridiculous obsession of traveling far far away for the start. It adds nothing to the race and brings forward the first rest day. Cycling needs to stop shooting itself in the head like this.
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20 Feb 2013 06:05

Mad Elephant Man wrote:What a stupid thing to do. Another Gt ruined by this ridiculous obsession of traveling far far away for the start. It adds nothing to the race and brings forward the first rest day. Cycling needs to stop shooting itself in the head like this.

There does seem quite a distance between Ireland and Italy to justify this, i assume they'll get on planes but...:eek:
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20 Feb 2013 08:53

Potato....
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20 Feb 2013 10:51

Terrible news.
Even if they're not news.
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20 Feb 2013 11:11

SafeBet wrote:Terrible news.
Even if they're not news.


Italy with the best cycling terrain in the world wants to find roads in Ireland. Everybody wants to milk the Sky cow.
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20 Feb 2013 11:17

Great news that the giro is coming to Ireland. Over the past number of years cycling has enjoyed a boom in Ireland with many people taking up the sport. Once again we see plenty of jealous begrudgers out there!
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20 Feb 2013 11:42

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Tomorrow we'll give you a BIG news related to Giro d'Italia 2014 #staytuned
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20 Feb 2013 11:51

You'd all change your tune if it was starting in your hometown! Can't wait for this, will be the first WT race I get to see.
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20 Feb 2013 11:59

element wrote:You'd all change your tune if it was starting in your hometown! Can't wait for this, will be the first WT race I get to see.


Actually not. I'm from Milan.
Cycling wise, it's a stupid decision. You shouldn't force riders to such long transfers and ten days without a rest day. A three week GT is already among the hardest thing to do as it is.
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20 Feb 2013 12:00

SafeBet wrote:Actually not. I'm from Milan.
Cycling wise, it's a stupid decision. You shouldn't force riders to such long transfers and ten days without a rest day. A three week GT is already among the hardest thing to do as it is.
And who wants to ride in the rain and colder than already is in Italy?
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20 Feb 2013 12:16

SafeBet wrote:Actually not. I'm from Milan.
Cycling wise, it's a stupid decision. You shouldn't force riders to such long transfers and ten days without a rest day. A three week GT is already among the hardest thing to do as it is.


This pretty much. A rest day after 3 days :confused:
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20 Feb 2013 12:50

hayzer114 wrote:Great news that the giro is coming to Ireland. Over the past number of years cycling has enjoyed a boom in Ireland with many people taking up the sport. Once again we see plenty of jealous begrudgers out there!


Agreed, great news.

That is is likely to be a cross-border affair is even better.

I remember being part of the Ras in 2007(?) which was the first such event to take in 'the north'.
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20 Feb 2013 12:55

SafeBet wrote:Actually not. I'm from Milan.


You've rather missed the point if you think that remotely addresses it.
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20 Feb 2013 13:26

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:You've rather missed the point if you think that remotely addresses it.


It can happen, not having english as my mother tongue.
But why wouldn't you explain me the point instead of simply exposing the fact that I missed it?
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20 Feb 2013 13:34

I think the point is that being from Belfast you have no opportunity to watch top level racing without taking a plane or a long ferry trip. Being from Milan, you have some of the biggest races in the world on your doorstep, or within a few hours drive.
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20 Feb 2013 15:48

Anyone remember about 5 or so years ago when the Giro considered starting in the US? So, if you think starting in Ireland is a long way from home...
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