Three Giro d'Italia 2016 stages set for Gelderland

The Italian cycling race Giro d'Italia will spend 3 days in Gelderland in 2016. The race, which begins in Apeldoorn, will also spend a day in Arnhem and surroundings.

The Giro-start costs 11.2 million euro. The province of Gelderland will pay 5 million euro, and the municipalities of Arnhem, Nijmegen and Apeldoorn will pay 350 thousand euro each. The contribution from officers from these four governments is estimated at 2 million euros. The Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport will contribute a grant of 2.5 million euros. The rest, 700 thousand, must come from the private sector.

The current intention is that the team presentation and the 1st stage will be in Apeldoorn, the 2nd stage starts and finishes in Arnhem and the 3rd stage begins and ends in Nijmegen. Arnhem was initially not part of the plans, but volunteered.

According to the province, the cycling event remaining 3 days in Gelderland will promote Gelderland as a cycling and tourist province.