Dublin turns pink for Giro d' Italia


                       Stage 1 / 2                                     Pedal power arrives in Ireland.

                                              The 2014 Giro d' Italia started today in Belfast. Stage one and two were held there.

                                              Stage two was on a tough flat course through Belfast in wet conditions on a 219 km

                                              course. The win was taken in a time of 5 - 13 - 12 by the strong German Marcel Kittel.

                                              Speaking after the race Marcel said it was tough at times but he was delighted to have

                                              gone to the front on the last corner to take the win on stage two. The field now prepare

                                              for stage 3 from Armagh to Dublin.


                                                                                    Waiting in anticipation


                                     Stage 3            Armagh to Dublin 187 km  passing through Dundalk and along the beautiful

                                                             coast to finish in Dublin s  city centre to a large crowd of spectators

                                                             The race was again on a wet slippery surface where some minor incidents occurred

                                                             The win was eventually taken once again by the German hero who pulled away to sprint

                                                             home in a time of 4 - 28 - 43. The pack now have a rest day before heading back to Italy

                                                             for stage 4. 

                                                                             Stage 3 results.

                                                                     1   Marcel Kittel  Germany  

                                                                     2   Ben Swift       United Kingdom

                                                                     3   Elia Viviani      Italy                                          


                                                                                         In advance of the race


                                                                                 Just in case of a breakdown


                                                                                     The leaders arrive


                                                                                Well done boys  nearly there


                                                                                 The chasing pack


                                                                                      Pedal to the metal



                                                                                        Have I gone this far already


                                                                                        Always carry a spare


                                                                                    Top of the range


                                                                                  Just in case 


                                                                         Standing by    On call



                                                                                     Birds eye view