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Big Start Giro d’Italia in Israel

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Last Updated on April 29, 2018

Giro d’Italia 2018 in Israel.

The Big Start; Jerusalem, Haifa-Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva-Eilat.  A must for cyclists and sports enthusiasts!

For the first time Israel is to host the first three stages of 2018 Giro d’Italia cycling event, beginning with an Individual Time Trial in Jerusalem.


Stage 1: Jerusalem

The 2018 Giro d’Italia will start on Friday 4 May with an individual, 10.1km, time-trial in Jerusalem finishing close to the walls of the Old City.

Starting time: 13:50 at Yitzhak Kariv St.

Check with your local municipality for streets that will be closed to traffic.

jerusalem giro map

Image credit: Giro d’Italia


Stage 2: Haifa – Tel Aviv


The second stage on Saturday, May 6th from the Sammy Offer Stadium, via the bay to the check-post, up Rd. No. 4 to Akko, down Rd. No. 70, through to Zichron Yaakov and from there all the way to Tel Aviv via Rd. No. 2 and finishing on the seafront.

Event starting time: 10am

Cycle starting time: 13:50pm

giro haifa to tel aviv 2

Image credit: Giro d’Italia


Stage 3: Beer Sheva – Eilat


The third and final stage in Israel, on Sunday May 6th, 2018, Be’er Sheva to Eilat is 226km. After passing Mitzpe Ramon there is a long descent down to the finish in Eilat.

Starting time: 12:30pm Beer Sheva City Hall

giro beer sheva to eilat


Image credit: Giro d’Italia

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