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Giro mania

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Giro mania thumbnailSOUTH Armagh is busy getting Pink for the Giro d’Italia on Sunday, May 11. NM1822

THE eyes of the world will descend on south Armagh on Sunday (May 11) as Ireland welcomes the Giro d'Italia international cycle race.
The best riders from around the globe will tackle the hilly roads of Newtownhamilton, Belleek, Lislea, Forkhill and on through to the Longfield Road, in a race only second in the world to the Tour de France.
And Giro has certainly captured the hearts and imagination of the people of south Armagh. There isn't a tin of pink paint left in the shops, nor is there an old bike, or wall safe from the pink Giro treatment.
There will be a total of 22 teams comprising 200 of the best cyclists in the World competing in this race.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the famous Giro d'Italia at close quarters. But if you're planning to see this spectacular event, make sure to arrive early - to soak up the atmosphere and the craic.

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