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Gyros Ellada International Cycling Race Returns

Greek cycling fans are happy to welcome back Greece’s answer to the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. Gyros Elladas is returning this month for its 17th edition, after six years. The international race will start from Ioannina on April 13th and end in Athens four days later, as daily Kathimerini reports.
It will feature some of the world’s top teams and cyclists and try to raise the profile of the sport in Greece. The 17th Gyros Elladas – that is part of the European cycling calendar – will consist of 728 kilometers in five stages: Stage 1 on April 13th, from Ioannina through Dodoni to Preveza (140 km); Stage 2 on April 14th, from Preveza to Mesolongi (120 km); Stage 3 on April 15th, from Mesolongi to Delphi (150 km); Stage 4 on April 16th, from Delphi to Marathon (178 km); and Stage 5 on April 17th, from Marathon to Athens, including a 10-round race in the historic center of the capital (120 km). Greece’s national team will participate in the event, as well as a total of twenty local and foreign professional teams from Austria, Germany, France, Romania, the Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Hong Kong, Bulgaria and Turkey.

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