The Giro d'Italia Grande Partenza 2014!
It’s been going since 1909. It consists of 22 teams, almost 200 riders and hundreds of support staff. It’s the Giro d’Italia, and in May 2014 it was thousands of miles from home for its famous Grande Partenza (Big Start).
The three stages took in Belfast city, the Causeway Coastal Route in County Antrim, Armagh city, Dundalk in County Louth, and the coastal roads to Dublin city. It passed by landscapes built by giants, carved out by oceans and haunted by saints and scholars. During the Giro d’Italia, the roads were lined with supporters… but now that everyone has gone home, they’re free and easy to travel.