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Giro d’Italia Opening - Come Meet the Riders!

Date: 8 May 2014
Time: 6pm (gates open 5pm)
Venue: Belfast City Hall

Northern Ireland is hosting the Giro d'Italia Big Start (Grande Partenza) with three days of unmissable cycling action from 9 to 11 May 2014. The Giro d'Italia is one of the cycling world's iconic events, second only to the Tour de France. It commands a huge worldwide audience and we're planning an exciting programme of Italian and pink themed events and activities during the races.

198 top professional cyclists from across the globe will be in Northern Ireland to compete and an estimated 12.5 million spectators will watch live coverage over the full three weeks of the event.

On the eve of the start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia, an opening event will take place in the grounds of Belfast City Hall on Thursday 8 May from 6pm.  This is a chance for you to see your cycling idols up close and personal.  Nine riders from each of the 22 teams will be presented along with a range of entertainment featuring a performance by one of the Irish tenors, Finbar Wright and stunt riders from the Ramprage Extreme Sports Crew. This official opening will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world’s top cyclists in person.

This event, which will take place from 6pm - 9pm, is free to attend, but will be ticketed access (gates open 5pm local time).

Ticket Information

All tickets have been allocated.

If you have successfully reserved tickets online, you will have received a collection voucher by email from Visit Belfast (please check your junk mail). You must take this collection voucher to Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North, Belfast, to pick up your Giro wristband tickets. Your email includes full details.

If you haven’t picked up your tickets by 4pm on Thursday 8 May from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, we may reallocate them on the evening of the event. There is no guarantee that we will have any tickets to reallocate, as most people have already collected their tickets.

If you have any queries about collecting your tickets, please email or call 028 9024 6609.

Accessible viewing area tickets

All accessible viewing area tickets have been allocated.


Giro team presentation

Free (ticketed)

Suitable for everyone