Giro d'Italia's Irish start is 'hardest in years'

Three stages in Ireland could create significant time gaps, says Giro d'Italia organiser

Giro D'Italia stage start

The Giro d'Italia has created the hardest start in years according to race director, Mauro Vegni. He said that the first three days from Belfast to Dublin, before the race even enters its homeland, could create significant time gaps. Besides a team time trial, the cyclists face two technical stages that bad weather should make even worse.

"The wind and weather can put some riders in trouble," Vegni said. "Those cyclists who are still heading towards their top form may be caught off guard."

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