Top of the evening everyone.
I do not know if you all know this about me. I like to ride my bicycle. In fact, I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it where I like.
(With thanks to Freddie Mercury and Queen)
Professional cycling has three major races a year. Most people know about the Tour de France. One of the other prestigious races is the Vuelta a Espana. The third one, second in prestige to the Tour and placed last because it is the subject of this blog entry, is the Giro d'Italia.
The Giro is about 100 years old. As its name suggests, the ride takes place primarily in Italy. It has begun outside of Italy about 10 times.
In 2018, it is starting outside Europe for the first time. Stage 1 will be a 10-kilometre time trial around the city of Jerusalem. Stage 2 will start up in Haifa, head north to Acco, and then come back south to Tel Aviv. Stage 3 will start in Be'er Sheva and go south to Eilat. They will then head over to Europe to complete the race.
As the title of this blog entry says, this is totally amazing.
I am thinking about going.
Have a great evening.