Stage 2 starts and ends at the same spots as the previous one. The bunch leaves from the Titanic Quarter and finishes on Donegal Square, most likely with a bunch sprint. The stage is a loop around the north of County Antrim with riders beginning inland and returning along the coast.
The stage is mostly flat. Cushendall Road is the peak of the day, located at 261 metres above sea level. And just before the finale comes Knocknagulliagh, with an altitude of 78 metres, nothing more than a speedbump really.
Which sprinter will win the first ever Irish Giro stage?
Belfast is not steeped in cycling history with only a handful of pros came from Northern Ireland. That said, an invention from a Belfast vet in the 19th century ensures the riders are comfortable on their bikes nowadays. The vet’s name was John B. Dunlop.
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