Giro d'Italia a bit hit in Israel

Giro d'Italia a bit hit in Israel

Sacha Modolo (Team EF Education) and Sam Bennet (Bora - Hansgrohe) finished in second and third place, respectively.

The riders will leave Israel for Italy on Monday, with the Giro to resume on the island of Sicily on Tuesday.

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The competition's announcement in Israel was met with controversy, as organizers initially used the term "West Jerusalem" to refer to the first stage of the race.

Sprints are short, challenging parts of the race that give riders who win them strategic advantages such as time bonuses or the coveted colored jerseys denoting their prowess in climbing, or other aspects.

He'd also won a stage in the Tour Down Under in January and triumphed at Three Days of De Panne in March.

Italy's Jakub Mareczko (Wilier-Triestina) and Dutchman Danny van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) completed the top five as Australia's Rohan Dennis (BMC) retained the pink jersey on the eve of the race returning to Italy after the historic grande partenza in Israel.

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"And as I understood that you really have to make the most of your time off, it was really important for me having Elena, who's a cyclist and understands these situations". Then yesterday's wow, as tens of thousands of fans watched the riders depart Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, and then thousands more in Acre, Zichron Yaakov, Caesaria, Netanya before reaching Tel Aviv, where the biggest crowds of all received the riders.

Stage 3 will follow a lengthy 229-kilometer (143-mile) route on Sunday from Beersheba in the Negev desert down to Israel's southern tip of Eilat along the Red Sea.

This race has exceeded my expectations.

In 2014, the Giro started in Belfast, but this year's opening weekend in Israel is the first time it's been outside of Europe. They encountered Israeli flag-waving fans and spectators on horseback wearing Giro pink shirts along the way, and even passed a group of goat herders.

The three-day event cost NIS 120 million ($33 million), mostly funded by Sylvan Adams, an amateur cyclist and real estate mogul from Canada who moved to Israel two years ago.

The Giro has been warmly embraced in Israel. This, in order to exploit the tremendous exposure and interest in Israel as a result of the race.

"For me, Israel has already won this race, as it afforded hundreds of millions of TV spectators to see our attractive country and feel the warmth of our people", he told The Associated Press.

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