Like 2015 and 2016. the 2017 event will be a special experience with fully closed, policed roads, two challenging routes and post ride party with Italian cuisine, beer and wine.
The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia NI weekend is fast becoming one of the “must-ride” sportives in the UK and Ireland. Cycling Plus Magazine placed the event in the Top 5 “Best of 2016” and Cycling Weekly Magazine rated it “One of the top 16 sportives to ride in the UK and Ireland.” The event is rider-focused and we understand what is important to Gran Fondistas and aim to deliver a special experience.
Richie Porte, Gianni Bugno and Stephen Roche have been part of our ride and we will be announcing big name stars in the coming weeks who will help us celebrate the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia with some special events.
The Giro d’Italia trophy, “Trofeo Senza Fine” will be on site at the Giro Expo and will be available for riders and fans to get their photos taken with this iconic sports trophy.
The Giro Expo will take place Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June. Rider registration, cycle industry, Food NI vendors and post ride pasta party will all be buzzing over the whole weekend.