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World watches Giro D’Italia speed by Israel’s spectacular scenery

Israel, the first non-European country to host the prestigious Giro d’Italia, gets a public diplomacy bost with “a billion people watching normal Israel and seeing we are a normal country,” says Sylvan Adams, credited with bringing the race to Israel.
– WATCH video

By Adi Rubinstein


Millions of viewers around the world are believed to have watched as 175 cyclists competed on Sunday in the third stage of the 101st Giro d’Italia road cycling race from Beersheba to Eilat.

Israel kicked off the race in Jerusalem on Friday, less than a week after concluding the 2018 European Judo Championship in Tel Aviv, where Israeli judokas won one gold and three bronze medals. Continue Reading »

Giro d’Italia cycling Grand Tour begins Friday, in Jerusalem

For the first time, the most prestigious sporting event ever hosted in Israel, the Giro d’Italia cycling Grand Tour will start their race in Jerusalem on Friday.
• The event features 4-time Tour de France champ Christopher Clive Froome, OBE, the British cyclist racing for the UCI ProTeam Team Sky.

By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


After resolving a brief crisis over the status of its capital, Israel is ready to finally get things underway this week with its historic hosting of the Giro d’Italia cycling race.

The world’s best riders will start the race in Jerusalem on Friday in the first time a cycling Grand Tour will ever be held outside Europe. Continue Reading »

Under threat of cancelation, Giro d’Italia removes ‘West Jerusalem’ designation

After Israeli Ministers threatened to drop out of hosting the professional cycling race in Israel, organizers of Giro d’Italia remove mentions of ‘West Jerusalem’ from its website, changing it to just ‘Jerusalem’, capital of Israel.
– Ministers Regev and Levin say they are relieved.

By The Associated Press


Israeli officials on Thursday declared victory in a battle over semantics surrounding the upcoming Giro d’Italia, saying it had persuaded the cycling event to remove any reference to “West Jerusalem” from their website.

The Giro, one of cycling’s three major races, will open in Israel next May, with the first day set to take place in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Palestinians, BDS threaten 2018 Giro d’Italia cycling race in Jerusalem

Refusing to cancel, organizers said the Giro will still start in Jerusalem and include two additional stages in Israel, but “political sensitivities” will be taken into account and its route will not go through land international law considers “occupied.”
• For the very first time in over 100 years, a portion of the sport’s Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe.

By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


When the world’s cycling elite converge on Israel next year for the storied Giro d’Italia race, they will grapple with the rugged hills of Jerusalem, speed by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and huff their way through the dry southern Negev Desert. Continue Reading »

The 2018 Giro d’Italia cycling race opens with three stages in Israel

For the very first time in over 100 years a portion of the sport’s Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe.
– In the largest sporting event ever held in Israel, the Giro d’Italia will have over 175 of world’s best cyclists arriving in the Jewish State, with hundreds of millions watching across the globe.

By The Associated Press


The Giro d’Italia cycling race will open next year’s event in Israel, marking the first time any leg of the sport’s Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe.

Giro d’Italia coming to Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Organizers said Thursday that details of the exact route of the three-day leg in Israel will be announced next week, with Italian and Israeli ministers making the announcement in Jerusalem along with Spanish great Alberto Contador. Continue Reading »