Giro D'Italia Coming to Clontarf

17 Oct 2013

In case you haven't heard the Giro d'Italia is coming to Ireland next May ... and the even better news is that it will be passing through Clontarf on its way to a spectacular finish in Dublin City Centre.


The Giro is one of the world's greatest cycling events and its 'Grande Partenza' (big start) sets off from Belfast and then winds south culminating in the sweep through Clontarf on Sunday the 11th.

View the route here

Official Website here

This neatly coincides with the Battle of Clontarf Commemoration events which will be in full swing during that same period.

The Giro has a strong Irish connection with Stephen Roche recording a famous victory back in 1987.

The sponsors of the Irish part of the event are Mediolanum, an Italian finance group who have a significant Irish operation based in Ballsbridge.

First organised in 1909 the Giro is now one of the world's largest sporting events, with 12.5million live spectators along the route over the 3 weeks of the event. Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta d'Espana, the Giro makes up cycling's most prestigious three-week long Grand Tours.

We'll have more updates on this as we get closer to the event.