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Giro 2018 start... Jerusalem!

salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
edited August 2017 in Pro race
I know it's early to be talking about next year's Giro but

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/2018-giro-ditalia-to-start-with-time-trial-in-old-jerusalem/

How will Bahrain-Merida and UAE Team Emirates handle this?
It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.

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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,631
    how set in stone is this?
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  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    Saw this earlier. Bit of a strange decision. Could get very political.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
    Saw this earlier. Bit of a strange decision. Could get very political.

    Rightly or wrongly, everything involving Israel usually does.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Jerusalem? really?

    I couldn't be mossad.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,690 Lives Here
    how set in stone is this?

    Ha.



    Ha.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,045
    how set in stone is this?
    Certainly not a commandment.
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  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    how set in stone is this?

    :lol:
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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    How will Bahrain-Merida and UAE Team Emirates handle this?


    well considering its the home of the Al-Aqsa Mosque you would have thought they would be chuffed .... but I am sure someone will only see the negatives
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    It's all those ads with bikini girl isn't it ? Enough to sway anyone.
  • Saw this earlier. Bit of a strange decision. Could get very political.
    Yep.

    Maybe some boycotts coming.
  • Saw this earlier. Bit of a strange decision. Could get very political.
    Yep.

    Maybe some boycotts coming.

    Geoffrey's going to take up cycling?
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    I'm looking forward to seeing what the Caravan throws out.
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  • markwb79markwb79 Posts: 931
    Saw this earlier. Bit of a strange decision. Could get very political.
    Yep.

    Maybe some boycotts coming.

    I was there last year with my bike, amazing area to ride. Especially round the hills before Jerusalem.
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  • quick plane transfer to Athens for a stage then on to Rome and it should keep Ned and Dave busy with - that there's the errr 2 BC Citadel of the ...errr and thats Pantheus' err supposed ..... of the early civilisations of the errr that looks like an amphitheatre of some description.... meanwhile back to the break of four riders.....
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,459
    I can think of one ex-forumite who'll be going ballistic about this!
  • ExCyclistExCyclist Posts: 336
    cougie wrote:
    It's all those ads with bikini girl isn't it ? Enough to sway anyone.

    I'd drink her bath water.
  • Robert72Robert72 Posts: 84
    when is the full route announced?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,289
    Robert72 wrote:
    when is the full route announced?
    Usually October. (On the 26th last year)
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  • sheffsimonsheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    ExCyclist wrote:
    cougie wrote:
    It's all those ads with bikini girl isn't it ? Enough to sway anyone.

    I'd drink her bath water.

    Point of information.....Shir Elmaliach
  • sheffsimon wrote:
    ExCyclist wrote:
    cougie wrote:
    It's all those ads with bikini girl isn't it ? Enough to sway anyone.

    I'd drink her bath water.

    Point of information.....Shir Elmaliach

    Any relation to the Sir Gary Imlach of West Bridgford ?
  • Saw this earlier. Bit of a strange decision. Could get very political.
    Yep.

    Maybe some boycotts coming.

    Geoffrey's going to take up cycling?

    He's as divisive as Israel
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,301
    I heard a rumour there's a marathon near there too?
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