News of: Friday, May 07 2010,
The first 3 days of the Giro D'Italia (Tour of Italy) bicycle race will start in Amsterdam.
The first and second day the race will start at Museumplein, the square behind the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. On the third day the race will start in Amsterdam South.
The first day the route will only be within Amsterdam, from Museumplein to the Olympic Stadium. The start is at 3pm.
Also at Museumplein (start at 5.45pm), the start of the Giro will be followed by a 'wacky bicycle race', where all kinds specially decorated or pimped up bicycles will follow the same route as the racing cyclists.
The second day the route will take the cyclists to the city of Utrecht, and on the third day to Middelburg. After that, the Giro will move to Italy.
During the weekend there will be many side events in town, related to the Giro d'Italia.
Links to maps of the routes can be found on the front page of www.giromania.nl (website in Dutch only).
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