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Giro d'Italia 2014

Karen from Pedal Dancer® is going to the Giro Start in 2014. Are you going to the Giro in 2014 or planning to watch it in 2014? This fan guide on how to see the Giro d'Italia in 2014 is for you. More information on my own trip may be found at my post: An American at the Giro d'Italia in Northern Ireland. 

Where do I begin (my travels to the Giro d'Italia)



Giro 2014 route map

Dates, Cities and distance of 21 stages of the 2014 Giro d'Italia: 

1   9 May, Titanic Belfast - Belfast, 21.7km, Team Time Trial
2  10 May, Belfast – (Causeway & Antrim Coast) - Belfast, 218 km, Flat stage
3  11 May,  Armagh – Dublin, 187 km, Flat stage
R- 12 May, Rest day
4  13 May, Giovinazzo - Bari, 121 km, Flat stage
5  14 May, Taranto - Viggiano, 200 km, Medium-mountain stage
6  15 May, Sassano - Montecassino, 247 km, Medium-mountain stage
7  16 May, Frosinone - Foligno, 214 km, Flat stage
8  17 May, Foligno - Montecopiolo, 174 km, Medium-mountain stage
9  18 May, Lugo - Sestola, 174 km, Medium-mountain stage
R- 19 May, Rest day
10  20 May, Modena - Salsomaggiore, 184 km, Flat stage
11  21 May, Collecchio - Savona, 249 km, Medium-mountain stage
12  22 May, Barbaresco – Barolo, 46.4 km, Individual time trial
13  23 May, Fossano - Rivarolo Canavese, 158 km, Flat stage
14  24 May, Agliè - Oropa, 162 km, Mountain stage
15  25 May, Valdengo - Montecampione, 217 km, Mountain stage
R-  26 May, Rest day
16  27 May, Ponte di Legno - Val Martello (Martelltal), 139 km, Mountain stage
17  28 May, Sarnonico - Vittorio Veneto, 204 km, Flat stage
18  29 May, Belluno - Rif. Panarotta (Valsugana), 171 km, Mountain stage
19  30 May, Bassano del Grappa – Cima Grappa (Crespano del Grappa), 26.8 km, ITT
20  31 May, Maniago – Monte Zoncolan, 167 km, Mountain stage
21  01 June, Gemona del Friuli – Trieste, 169 km, Flat stage

Route map of 2014 Giro d' Italia Ireland to Italy

Giro Facts
Dates: May 9-June 01 2014
Route: 2014 Giro d'Italia percorsa
21 Stages
22 teams, 9 riders each, 198 total riders (preliminary startlist)

Giro Contacts
Website: 2014 Giro d'Italia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/giroditalia
@giroditalia  #GIRO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/giroditalia
Facebook - giroditalia
Facebook - GiroStart
Google plus - Giro d'Italia
Instagram - @giroditalia

The 21 stages in 2014 will include:

  • 2 Individual time trials
  • 1 Team trial time
  • 8 Flat stages
  • 4 Medium mountain stages with summit finishes
  • 5 High mountain stages with summit finishes

Posts by Pedal Dancer:
About the Grand Tours
Word of the Day: Passista, Scattista, Velocista
Great Moments in Giro d'Italia History, By Cycling Tips 

Giro Start in Belfast

Schedule and route maps for the start of the 2014 Giro d' Italia in Northern Ireland: 

Giro Big Start Opening Ceremony - Thursday 8 May, Belfast City Hall
17:30, Live outdoor show

Stage 1 - Friday, May 9 2014, Titanic Belfast - Belfast City Hall
17:45-20:00, TTT 21.7 km (13.48 miles), route map, route profile, official timetable itinerary, stage guide, video tour of Stage 1!

Stage 2 - Saturday, May 10 2014, Belfast - Belfast
10:50-16:10, 218 km (135.46 miles), route map, route profile, official timetable itinerary, stage guide, video tour of Stage 2 !

Stage 3 -  Sunday, May 11 2014, Armagh - Dublin
11:20-16:13, 187 km (116.2 miles), route map, route profile, official timetable itinerary, (better Timetable and road closure schedule reflecting 11:20 start time), stage guide, video tour of Stage 3 !

Yes, I plan to discover Northern Ireland. This is Freddie Forte (Strong Freddie) the official character of the Giro Start. Strong Freddie even has a cookbook.

Official Websites and Files for the Giro Start 2014:
Giro d'Italia official complete website
Giro d'Italia Start official website
Giro Start Facebook Page 
GiroBelfast.com (news)
Discover Northern Ireland (lots of info)
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Business Promotion Brochure

Helpful Information for attending the race in Belfast:
Giro Italia Essential Guide NI***** (events, road closures, caravan and peloton timing) 
Giro Fan Park Schedule and Guide, located at Titanic Quarter
Giro d’Italia 2014: a guide for travellers, By Telegraph
Bike parking spaces
Road Closures and Traffic
Train Schedules
Free (in advance) Tickets to Opening Event, Team Presentation
Preliminary Startlist at CyclingStage.com
Watch it live online at CyclingFans.com or Steephill.TV
Potential audience of 775 million
22 teams are expected representing 12 countries 

Armagh Start
Timetable and road closure schedule for Stage 3 in Armagh, UK.  Start Village and assembly point at Shambles Market near Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Roads near market close at 7:00, other nearby road closures in Armagh at 8:30. Team buses arrive at 9:30. Caravan departure at 9:40, Peloton Start at 11:20. Finish in Dublin 14:30 caravan, 16:13 peloton.

How to watch the Giro live on TV?
BBC NI to broadcast TV coverage live for all 3 stages of the Giro: Friday, May 9th 18:30 BST; Saturday, May 10th 14:00 BST; Sunday, May11th 14:30 BST.

Teams at the 2014 Giro d'Italia:
Australia: Orica-GreenEdge
Belguim: Lotto-Belisol, Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Colombia: Colombia
Denmark: Tinkoff-Saxo
France: Ag2r La Mondiale, Europcar, Fdj.Fr
Great Britain: SKY Team
Italy: Androni Giocattoli, Bardiani-CSF, Cannondale, Lampre-Merida, Yellow Fluo.
Kazakhstan: Astana
Netherlands: Belkin, Giant-Shimano
Russia: Katusha
Spain: Movistar
USA: BMC Racing, Garmin-Sharp, Trek Factory Racing

Riders known to be racing the Giro in 2014

Nario Quintana, Cadel Evans, Rigoberto Urán, Samuel Sanchez, Daniel Martin, Ivan Basso, Elia Viviani, Marcel Kittel, Tyler Farrar, Wilco Kelderman, Michele Scarponi, Maxim Monfort, Robert Kiserlovski, Johnny Hoogerland, Pierre Roland, Nicholas Roche. It looks like no Richie Porte and Mark Cavendish is a suspenseful question mark. He is thought to be heading to California with Bradley Wiggins for the Tour of California. Chris Horner is very iffy after his crash. 198 total riders (preliminary startlist)

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Giro d'Italia 2013

Dates: May 4-26, 2013
Route: 2013 Giro d'Italia percorsa
Stage: information
Website: 2013 Giro d'Italia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/giroditalia<@giroditalia #GIRO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/giroditalia
Facebook - giroditalia
Google plus - Giro d'Italia
Instagram - @giroditalia

Posts by Pedal Dancer


Giro Facts: 


  • 96th edition
  • Start Naples
  • Finish in Brescia
  • 21 Stages
  • 3405km total distance
  • 88.9km of time trials
  • 1 - 17.4 km team time trial on the island of Ischia on stage 2
  • 1 - 55.5km individual time trial from Gabicce Mare to Saltara on stage 8
  • 1 - 19.4km mountain time trial on stage 18
  • Average stage distance is 162.2km a day
  • 7 mountain finishes 
  • Twenty-three teams of 9 riders each representing 54 nations.
More Facts about the race
Learn about the time bonuses, mountain top finishes, history, prize money and more. Read: Giro d'Italia 2013: 10 things you need to know, By Simon Richardson and Gregor Brown in Naples for CyclingWeekly. Did you know, the winner of the Giro will earn €90,000

2013 Giro d' Italia Stages
Stage 1 - Saturday, May 4 2013, Naples, 156 km
Stage 2 - Sunday, May 5 2013, Ischia - Forio, 17.4 km, TTT
Stage 3 - Monday, May 6 2013, Sorrento - Marina di Ascea, 212 km
Stage 4 - Tuesday, May 7 2013, Policastro - Serra San Bruno, 244 km
Stage 5 - Wednesday, May 8 2013, Cosenza - Matera, 199 km
Stage 6 - Thursday, May 9 2013, Mola di Bari - Margherita di Savoia, 154 km
Stage 7 - Friday, May 10 2013, San Salvo - Pescara, 162 km
Stage 8 - Saturday, May 11 2013, Gabicce Mare - Saltara, 55.5 km, ITT
Stage 9 - Sunday, May 12 2013, Sansepolcro - Firenze, 181 km
Rest day - Monday, May 13 2013 
Stage 10 - Tuesday, May 14 2013, Cordenons - Montasio, 167 km
Stage 11 - Wednesday, May 15 2013, Cave del Predil - Erto, 184 km
Stage 12 - Thursday, May 16 2013, Longarone - Treviso, 127 km
Stage 13 - Friday, May 17 2013, Busseto - Cherasco, 242 km
Stage 14 - Saturday, May 18 2013, Cervere - Bardonecchia, 156 km
Stage 15 - Sunday, May 19 2013, Cesana Torinese - Col du Galibier, 150 km
Stage 16 - Monday, May 20 2013, Valloire - Ivrea, 237 km
Rest day 2 - Tuesday, May 21 2013 
Stage 17 - Wednesday, May 22 2013, Caravaggio - Vicenza, 203 km
Stage 18 - Thursday, May 23 2013, Mori - Polsa, 19.4 km, ITT
Stage 19 - Friday, May 24 2013, Ponte di Legno - Val Martello, 138 km
Stage 20 - Saturday, May 25 2013, Silandro - Tre Cime di Lavaredo, 202 km
Stage 21 - Sunday, May 26 2013, Riese Pio X - Brescia, 199 km

2013 Corsa Rosa map
2013 Giro d'Italia route /percorsa
Map of start and finish cities
2013 Giro d'Italia Percorso

Interest

2013 Giro d'Italia - Mountains Preview, By Podium Cafe
Giro d'Italia 2013: An Overview & Team lists, By Ciclismo
Riders at the 2013 Giro d'Italia (photos), By Pedal Dancer
Giro d'Italia. Contender short-takes, By Twisted Spoke
Giro d’Italia 2013 - Preview & Favorites, By C-Cycling
PEZ Speak: Italian For Cyclists, By PezCycling News

Terms to know:
Grand Tour - The Giro d'Italia is one of the 3 Grand Tours together with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana.
Maglia Rosa - the Leader's jersey (yes it's pink!)
Percorso - route
Corso Rosa - the affectionate name for the race route
Giro Rosa - the women's version of the Giro race
Gruppo compacto - everyone is back together, no gaps
Gruppo - peloton
Grupetto - the group in the back
Nella scia - in the wake (slipstream) - Team Time Trial!
Arm Warmers - Manicotti (!)
Tifosi - fans
Dai - go!

Related posts by Pedal Dancer:

Word of the Day: Passista, Scattista, Velocista
Word of the day: tifosi

Official Products
2013 Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Giro d'Italia bike
2013 Giro d'Italia Leaders Jerseys (Maglia)
Britain Paul Smith designed all 4 of the new 2013 jerseys


The Grand Tour Jerseys (Maglia)

Grand Tour jerseys
Giro d'Italia trophy
The very recognizable spiral trophy of the Giro d'Ialia  
(Photo of Karen of Pedal Dancer - yep, I got to hold the trophy!)

Prize Money for the Giro d'Italia

According to Cycling Weekely, for 2013, ..."The prize pot for the Giro d'Italia is a lot smaller than that of the Tour with a total prize fund of €1,383,110. €90,000 goes to the overall winner while second place takes €50,000 and third place €20,000. The winner of each stage pockets €11,010 with money going down to 20th place (€276 for 10th - 20th positions). Winner of the points jersey gets €71,500 with €45,800 going to the King of the Mountains."

Gran Fondo Giro
Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia - 4 citizen event rides
At the Sea Otter Classic, Bay Area, California - April 20, 2013
At Five Boro bike Tour, New York - May 5, 2013
At Los Angeles/Pasadena - June 2, 2013
At Coral Gables, Florida - November 10, 2013

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