The UK had two starts of Grand Tours in 2014. The 97th edition of this iconic cycling race had its first two stages in and around Belfast in 2014 and had Nairo Quintana as the deserved winner. The first few stages of the 2015 Giro have now been revealed. We are looking forward to the 2015 Giro d'Italia which will start in the Liguria region of Italy.
Giro d'Italia 2015 promo video
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Big Start Liguria Grande Partenza 2015 Giro in Liguria
The first stages of the 2015 Giro d'Italia will take place in the Northern Italian region of Liguria. This area is known in terms of cycling for the famous Milan Sanremo.
On May 9th the race will start with an 18-kilometre team time trial from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo entirely along the Riviera dei Fiori bike path which was created from a former coastal trail route. Afterwards the 2015 Giro d'Italia will stay in the coastal region for three days with stages to San Remo, Genoa and La Spezia.
The second stage which will then be the first road stage will cover about 150 kilometres from Albenga to Genova and it will go along the Via Aurelia that Milan-San Remo takes in the opposite direction. The stage ends with four 7.5km city circuits.
The third stage will cut through Cinque Terre. It will take in some of the beautiful panoramic views and this stage is likely to split the group with its moderate, but repetitive climbs to La Spezia. The final Biassa climb comes at around 10 kilometres to the finish.
Travel packages for the 2015 Giro d'Italia
Our travel packages will be announced mid October soon after the official announcement of the 2015 Giro route which will take place on 6 October 2014.
We are likely to run a tour which takes in the final stages of the 2015 Giro as it makes its way down Southern Italy to its finish. We use minibuses to accommodate small groups so we have the very best access to the various stages. Both riders and non-riders will be accommodated. We use excellent hotels. For last year's itinerary, please have a look here
Travel packages to the 2015 Giro d'Italia are now available with Sports Tours International - you will be able to book your place by clicking on the travel packages tab at the top of the page or on the green "Book Now" button.