Giro d’Italia: Israel to host 2018 ‘Big Start’ to Grand Tour

Jerusalem( CNN) One of cycling’s biggest races will begin outside of Europe for the first time, it has been announced.

The 2018 Giro d’Italia’s first three stages will take place in Israel, constructing the May race next year the biggest sporting event the country has hosted.

“The start from Jerusalem is a metaphorical bridge between our two lands, made up of history, culture and traditions, ” said Italian Sports Minister Luca Lotti, “whos” Jerusalem to construct the announcement.

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