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Announcement on 2014 Giro d'Italia in Ireland draws close

Updated: Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 19:11 | Comments

Ryder Hesjedal won the 2012 Giro d'Italia
Ryder Hesjedal won the 2012 Giro d'Italia

The 2014 Giro d’Italia looks certain to start in Ireland and race organisers RCS Sport will hold press events in Dublin and Belfast on 21 February to confirm the news.

The organisers of the Grand Tours race, RCS Sport, have sent an invitation to members of the media titled 'the Giro d'Italia lands in Ireland', which they says will be an 'official presentation of a new collaboration between RCS Sport and the island of Ireland.'

A report last month's French newspaper l'Equipe claimed that the race would start in Belfast over the May bank holiday weekend and would also take in Dublin before it moves to Italy.

The Giro would be only the second Grand Tour event to take place in Ireland, following 1998’s Tour de France which started in Dublin.

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