Castelli Squadra jersey with exclusive Big Start Israel print - For the first time ever, a Grand Tour will start outside of Europe. It's the 13th time that Giro d'Italia starts outside of Italy. Israel will host the first three stages of this years Corsa Rosa, beginning with an Individual Time Trial in Jerusalem. Celebrate this historic event with the Castelli - Giro d'Italia limited edition Israel Jersey.
The 2018 Giro d'Italia will start on Friday 4 May with an ITT in Jerusalem, following a very technical route finishing close to the walls of the Old City. With numerous bends on streets of the city and small ascents and descents, the route will pass by landmarks including the Parliament (Knesset) and the historic walls. The finale is uphill, with the gradient increasing from light to more demanding.
The first-in-line stage from Haifa to Tel Aviv, 167km long, is on Saturday 5 May. After the start, the route undulates around Acri and includes the first GPM (KOM) of 2018 Giro in Zikron Yakov. The second part of the route is substantially flat on wide roads, with the last few kilometres partly within the city of Tel Aviv and the finish line on the straight seafront.
The third and final stage in Israel, on Sunday 6 May, runs 226km from Be'er Sheva to Eilat, on the Red Sea, heading south. After the start, the only gentle climbs lead the peloton to the Negev Desert and then to the Red Sea coast. Once past the town of Mitzpe Ramon, a long descent leads towards the finish in Eilat.
- Made up of three SITIP fabrics
- Mesh side panels
- Laser-cut sleeves
- YKK Vislon zipper with Castelli scorpion logo
- Mesh silicon waistband with Giro 101 graphic
- Three rear pockets with Castelli drop pocket design
- Castelli Podio fit suitable for a wide range of body shapes
- Sizes S-3XL
- Weight 142 g
- Castelli comfort range 18-30c
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