The Giro d’Italia is an annual stage race that is run primarily in Italy. Along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana, the Giro is one of the three prestigious three week long international stage races on the Pro Tour Race calendar. This is an exciting time for us having one of the most challenging races kicking off in Ireland before continuing in Italy!

9th May – 11th May 2014 from Belfast to Dublin. There are three stages:

Stage 1: 9th May
Friday 9 May 17:45-20:00
Team Time Trial Belfast-Belfast
Start Titanic Belfast – Finish City Hall

Stage 2: 10th May
Saturday 10 May 10:50-15:55
Stage Race Belfast – Belfast
Start Titanic Belfast – Finish City Hall

Stage 3: Final Stage 11th May
Sunday 11 May 11:45-16:00
Stage Race Armagh-Dublin
Start The Mall Armagh
Finish Upper Merrion Street Dublin

Stage maps & more details can be found here

Belfast & Dublin are dressed in pink to celebrate the event in style!


Europcar is opening their Lombard Street office doors to customers, staff & family with a range of activities taking place in the branch in honor of Team Europcar & the Giro d’Italia event. The final stage will be passing the office giving us the advantage of seeing the race close up!

Activities include:

  • Live TV feed of the stage
  • Two spin bikes
  • Team Europcar
  • Sponsored refreshments & healthy snacks
  • THE PERFECT VANTAGE POINT to view the race!
  • The chance to win official Team Europcar cycling merchandise!


The roads will be closed from 1.30pm, so plan ahead and use public transport. The stage finishes in Merrion Square with lots of activities, stands and displays on offer.

Enjoy the event!