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Gran Fondo - All you need to know!


Welcome to the inaugural Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland, the Official Legacy Event of the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start.

We are delighted to have signed a three year agreement with our Government partners Tourism NI and our friends in RCS Sport to promote this mass participation event. The Gran Fondo is part of a growing global series of official Giro d’Italia events and marks the continuation of an excellent working relationship with RCS Sport.

We must thank our local stakeholders, without whom an event such as this could not happen — PSNI, Newry, Mourne & Down Council, Ards & North Down Council, Volunteer Now, Sport NI and countless other groups. Our commercial partners are playing a big part in making the event a success — Moy Park, Menabrea, Garmin, Topflight, Fantini Wine, Shelbourne Motors and Halfords. Find out more in this supplement created by our official media partner, the Belfast Telegraph.

Buon fortuna a tutti!

Darach McQuaid

Shadetree Sports

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