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2014 - Giro or Tour for spectating?

rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited December 2012 in Pro race
Given that the Tour is going to be running past my house (probably) in 2014 I wondered where would be a good destination to watch some (more) cycling. Either see more of the Tour later on or maybe the Giro?

Any ideas on what would "better"? I fancy a mountain top finish somewhere or other but imagine the Italians would give it all a better atmosphere? Any thoughts gratefully received.

I know it all depends on the route etc

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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,510
    Apparently Belfast/Dublin are to bid for the Giro Grand Depart* in 2014

    Can't see it myself










    * I know that's French but I've been on the stout since 1pm and I'm doing my best
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,708
    I've never been to see the girl but my guess would be that it would not compare to the tour doe to the magnitude of the event.
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  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Surely the Italians can generate some noise??
  • Giro - you get in the middle of it
  • In the Giro's favour, security's nothing like as heavy as the Tour and the riders are much more relaxed - so if you wanted to be around the team buses at all you're more likely to get to have a word or autograph, if that's your thing. Also the tifosi...got to get in the middle of them, right?
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    I was hoping for that - the footage I've watched impressed me much more than the Tour with the fans' proximity to the action etc
  • Really doesn't make any difference, they are both good races to go and see. I would suggest that you need to know the route. Next year I think Ventoux and Alpe d'Huez will be the places to be.
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