Leak confirms Dutch start for 2016 Giro d'Italia

The 2016 edition of the Italian Grand Tour is expected to start near the Dutch-German border, rather than further north as previously rumoured

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The Giro d'Italia will travel abroad again in 2016. Instead of staying in Italy, the three-week Grand Tour will kick off in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, next May.

Organiser RCS Sport has yet to confirm the news. If it were to happen, it would be the third start in the Netherlands and the first since Sir Bradley Wiggins won the first stage and wore the pink jersey in Amsterdam in 2010. It would also follow in the Tour de France's footsteps, which begins in the Netherlands for the sixth time on July 4.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.