Giro d’Italia set to start 2018 cycling race with three stages in Israel

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• Grand Tour stages to be held outside Europe for first time
• Alberto Contador to attend announcement in Jerusalem

The Giro d’Italia cycling race will begin in Israel next year, marking the first time any leg of the sport’s three Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe.

Organisers said on Thursday that details of the exact route of the three stages to be held in Israel will be announced next week, with Italian and Israeli ministers making the announcement in Jerusalem along with the recently retired Spanish cyclist and two-times Giro winner Alberto Contador.

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