Giro d'Italia 2016

The start of the Giro d'Italia 2016The start of the Giro d'Italia 2016La Grande Partenza, the Italians call it: the official start of one of the world’s greatest bicycle races, the Giro d’Italia. In 2016, this unique spectacle took place in the province of Gelderland in The Netherlands.

On Friday 6 May, the Giro d’Italia started in Apeldoorn, with individual time trials over 8.1 km. The next day brougt a 180-kilometre course from Arnhem to Nijmegen, and on the third day the athletes have made their way back from Nijmegen to Arnhem over a course amounting to 190 km. The cyclists passed through many of the province’s municipalities during these three stages, after which they have departed in Italy. We were lucky that we could see this spectacular race and the preparation of the start of the 3rd stage in Nijmegen. Check out the pictures we took, and read the comments about this great day.

Greetings,
Barbara, Ákos and András

 

On the train travelling to Nijmegen.On the train travelling to Nijmegen.
One of the Commissaire's Honda One of the Commissaire's Honda
More Honda Civic and a lot of Pinarello bikes :)More Honda Civic and a lot of Pinarello bikes :)
A closer look on this vechicle, who wants a pair of wheels?A closer look on this vechicle, who wants a pair of wheels?
One of the camera mans KawasakiOne of the camera mans Kawasaki
Giro d'ItaliaGiro d'Italia
The Grote Markt in Nijmegen, the peloton took off from hereThe Grote Markt in Nijmegen, the peloton took off from here
Ákos had the best view from all uf us :)Ákos had the best view from all uf us :)
The arch of the starting lineThe arch of the starting line
The sponsorsThe sponsors
Ladies in pink, blue, red, white dresses just like the jerseysLadies in pink, blue, red, white dresses just like the jerseys
1st BMW I81st BMW I8
2nd BMW I82nd BMW I8
Here they come!Here they come!
The head of the peloton, after the symbolic start everybody is still relaxedThe head of the peloton, after the symbolic start everybody is still relaxed
Look, I took a picture from Vincenzo's bottom :)Look, I took a picture from Vincenzo's bottom :)
The back end of the pelotonThe back end of the peloton
Lotto Jumbo team SkodaLotto Jumbo team Skoda
The team car's race, Iam Cycling takes over AG2RThe team car's race, Iam Cycling takes over AG2R
Team BMC with a smooth Mercedes E-KlasseTeam BMC with a smooth Mercedes E-Klasse