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Northern Ireland

03/06/2017

Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia - Northern Ireland

2017 Schedule

Saturday 3rd June 

- Rider Registration – Titanic Exhibition Centre 10:00 – 17:00
– Giro Gift Bag, numbers and jerseys pick up – Titanic Exhibition Centre 10:00 – 17:00
– Giro Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre 10:00 – 17:00
– Photo opportunities with Giro Trophy – Titanic Exhibition Centre 10:00 – 17:00

 

Rider Sign-on

You will be greeted by our friendly team of local Giro Ambassadors, who will ask for your bib number and photographic ID, as a form of identification.

 

Forgotten your number? There’ll be someone there with an A-Z list of participants to help jog your memory. Otherwise, go straight to the registration tables, displaying bib numbers sequentially e.g. 001 to 299, 300 to 599, etc. With the bureaucracy out of the way, you will be presented with your personalised jersey and bike numbers with integrated timing chip. These numbers, properly displayed on your bike and jersey, are your ticket to ride. Please note you must fill in the medical information on the back of the jersey number.

 

Also in your 2017 Goody Bag will be your Gran Fondo jersey and any other items that you purchased as well as the 2017 Edition of the Belfast Telegraph Event Supplement and additional items from sponsors and suppliers.

 

Sunday 4th June 

- Mourne Route – Titanic Belfast starting grid opens 6:00 ride starts 7:30
– Strangford Route – Titanic Belfast starting grid opens 6:30 ride starts 7:45
– Giro Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre 10:00 – 17:00
– Medals awarded as riders finish
– Photo opportunities with Giro Trophy – Titanic Exhibition Centre 10:00 – 17:00
– Post Ride Pasta Party – Titanic Exhibition Centre 11:00 – 17:00
– Winners Podium Presentations – Titanic Exhibition Centre 17:00

 

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.

 

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