Giro D'Italia Grand Start Belfast



I travelled to Belfast for the Grande Partenza or (big start) of the Giro D'Italia pro cycle race. Featuring several well known cycling teams the three-week long Giro takes place primarily in Italy, but since 1996, the Grande Partenza has been hosted outside the country.
The race route takes in several locations around Belfast including Stormont and the Titanic Quarter home of the famous ship.
My film joins the teams as they race along the streets of Belfast past buildings, fences, trees and a collection of bikes painted in the races trademark pink colour placed at various points along the route.
Later in the film I visit the Giro Village where we get a look behind the scenes at the bike checking area and with the Titanic Belfast building providing a spectacular backdrop we see the start line in the very dock Titanic was constructed in.
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