The 100th Giro d’Italia is set to be a spectacular one. Born in 1909 and organised by the Newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giro has run every year except for the few years during the great World Wars.

The 100th edition will see the race stay within Italy’s borders and feature as many of the race’s classic climbs as possible

The race will start in Alghero on the island of Sardinia. The island will host three road stages, before the 100th edition of the race heads to the mainland.

RCS Sport said earlier this year that it would hit as many of the country’s twenty regions as it can while travelling from the south to the north. It wants to pay respect to the cities that hosted the first Giro in 1909: Naples, Chieti, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Turin and Milan.

RCS Sport recently unveiled a beautiful new event logo to mark the 100th edition.

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland will take place one week after this special 100th edition Giro d’Italia finishes and we will be creating some new and exciting activities with our partners at RCS Sport to mark the 100th edition.