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UCI grants next year’s Giro a 3rd rest day

September 25, 2013

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Next year’s Giro d’Italia will have three rest days and a Friday start to ease the transfer back into Italy after the three opening stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

The UCI granted race organizers the extra day following a request from team directors.

The race will thus start May 9 in Belfast and also include a stage in Dublin. It will finish June 1 in Trieste.

The full 21-stage route will be unveiled Oct. 7.

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