JERUSALEM TO HOST GRAN FONDO GIRO D’ITALIA CYCLING EVENT THIS OCTOBER
|New York – August 27, 2013: Cyclist enthusiasts from around the around the world will arrive in Israel for Jerusalem’s first-ever Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia cycling tour, set to take place on October 11, 2013.The event is organized by Giro d’Italia cycling club in the “Gran Fondo” racing style, and will bring participants past some of Jerusalem’s historic holy sites, modern attractions and stunning landscapes, including Mount Zion, David’s Citadel, Alrov Mamilla Mall, Mahane Yehuda Market and Sacher Park, among others. The tour will feature three courses of various lengths, including 12.4 miles, 52 miles and 79 miles, as well as a family-friendly route for beginner cyclists.The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia is a worldwide series of cycling events that showcases the passion of Italian cycling and the strength of spirit embodied in the Giro d’Italia, arguably the world’s toughest professional bicycle race.
“We are thrilled to host the first-ever Italian cycling event in my hometown of Jerusalem,” said Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America, “which will provide some additional excitement for travelers arriving in Israel this fall.”
The event will also include first-class road service and medical support for participants, rest zones and race celebrations.