The Israeli explanation race to the world
The Giro d’Italia (pronounced in Italian: Giro d’Italia), or, in short, the Giro, is the second most important road bike race in the world after the Tour de France. The Giro is held in Italy every year in early May. The length of the route is about 3,500 km and together with Tour de France is the longest bike race.
The Giro race usually lasts 21 days and has been held up to 100 times today. The first Giro took off on May 13, 1909, and ended on May 30th in Milan at the victory of Luigi Ganna. In 1915-1918, the race was not held because of the First World War and it was renewed in 1919. In 1941 and 1944, the race was not held because of World War II.
The route of the Giro varies every year, but it is mainly a route across Italy. Sometimes riders also travel in neighboring countries France, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia. The Giro ends traditionally in Milan. In 2013 the race ended in Brashe, in 2014 in Trieste, in 2016 in Turin and in 2017 again in Milan.
The leading rider in the overall ranking, that is, whose cumulative time is the lowest, wears a pink shirt that identifies him as the leader of the race. Prizes are given to the winners of the daily segments, as well as to the rider who excelled in the mountainous sections, the best rider in the races and a number of degrees in various categories.
The race management checks riders who are suspected of using prohibited substances and discards anyone suspected of coordinating. Marco Fantani, one of the greatest cyclists of all time, was also suspected of using forbidden material and was expelled from the Giro. Alberto Contador’s victory in 2011 was disqualified after the Court of Appeals in Sports convicted him of using the forbidden substance in the Tour de France of 2010 and therefore disqualified the results of the rider obtained after that date.
In May 2017 it was reported that the Giro d’Italia 2018 race will be launched from Jerusalem, capital of Israel, in the name of brotherhood and peace. The race was launched in Jerusalem on May 4, 2018, and this is the first time in history that the race has been launched outside of Europe. The three segments are a race against the clock in Jerusalem, a section of Haifa to Tel Aviv (via Acre and Zichron Yaakov) and a section from Be’er Sheva to Eilat.
The effect of the Giro d’Italia will be felt over the years as a huge exit. What the international cycling race did to Israel also did 50 campaigns of publicity did not even did a huge exit like that of a company. There is no doubt that this is a one-time event whose heritage must be preserved for generations. The Giro d’Italia race in Israel is wonderful for Israel and its image as a country, and this is a wonderful gift from a Canadian billionaire named Sylvan Adams. Now what is left is to assimilate the cultural baggage that the Giro left in Israel and that the authorities can do.
The arrival of the Giro d’Italia event to Israel was a one-time event whose heritage must be preserved and is a huge achievement for the State of Israel, for Israeli riding and for Israeli explanation. For hours and hours, the State of Israel was presented with the most beautiful light in the face of hundreds of millions of viewers around the world, even if there were complaints about infrastructures and sewage closures, they were dwarfed by the colorful event. When hundreds of riders, sponsored by countries like the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, compete in Israel, it sends a strong message from a million meetings between politicians and statesmen.
Sylvan Adams is a Canadian-Jewish businessman and philanthropist, 58, the son of Holocaust survivors from Romania, who immigrated to Israel in 2016 and invested most of this huge sum for a three-day event.
Adams’s associates talk about a long-standing legacy. The fact that he donated many more millions to establish the first vulder in the Middle East, a cycling facility in the Hadar-Yosef neighborhood of Tel Aviv and the Cycling Academy Israel shows his seriousness, but in the end, much depends on the government, the sports ministry and its cooperation with offices and unions Different in order to assimilate the cultural baggage that the Giro left in Israel, in order to create a true sports culture here, it is not something that we do with one event every 70 years in the form of Zabang and finished, but in everyday work to instill the roots of sport and culture in Israel.
Unlike the judo industry which last week hosted the European Championship and became a national sport, Israel has never been and probably will not be a world cycling superpower. On the contrary, it is one of the most backward sports in Israel.
Until the last Olympics in 2016, Israel participated only once in the Olympic cycling competitions. In 1960, two cyclists from Ashkelon who immigrated from Morocco represented the country at the Olympics in Rome. One of them fell to the ditch by the side of the road, managed to return but finished in the 39th place, while the second is no longer alive, lost his glasses that fell after spectators sprayed water on the riders and he rode upside down to look for them and was disqualified by the judges.
Rio de Janeiro got two riders, two Bloch finished in the 48th race road race, and Shlomi Haimi finished 29th in the mountain bike race. Riders who are trying a professional career find it difficult to do so due to the limited number of roads suitable for training and especially the driving culture of the impatient Israeli driver. The accidents that killed quite a few riders, deter others from joining, although in the past year or two there has been a certain shift in the number of riders, on the road and especially in the mountains.
The Giro race landed here as if out of the blue. One crazy man, Sylvan Adams, a Jewish-Zionist billionaire from Canada who immigrated four years ago. Adams bought a luxurious penthouse on 10 Herbert Samuel Street for 120m NIS, and this was his only exposure until the Giro race, Adams is a bike freak, even though he started to ride late and won world championships for riders over 50.
His investment in the industry is close to 100m NIS, including Walderum, an Olympic ranch he founded in Hadar Yosef, to hold the Giro in this country as if to hold a winter Olympics in Africa, Adams was the first to understand what entire governments did not understand, 100m NIS, of which about 70m NIS were donated from his own pocket through the philanthropic foundation he established and the rest from government ministries that understood the potential of the race.
In a country lacking cultural culture in general and bicycles in particular, the audience question was a mystery. This is the first time that the Giro has been held outside Europe. The dozens of videos that came from civilians and some of which have never been in a sports competition have only demonstrated the success and like the judo championship, the audience in Israel is hungry for events that somehow make us finally submit to a normal, cultured, athletic and achievable state.
But the real international effect could be felt in television broadcasts. For several hours, whether it’s on the tracks in the gyms or on the screens in the pizza shops, we saw the live broadcast on the various sports channels, exposing the coastal road with about 180 riders, next to each city with its description, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya, Herzliya, Bnei Brak, Haifa, Be’er Sheva and Eilat. Thus, some 840 million viewers around the world could watch one of the largest sporting events in the world and be exposed to Israel in a different way, to Israel that is not only a terrorist event and a war but also a cultural and sports festival.
The national flag has never been seen for so long in two hours of international broadcasting. 50 publicity campaign campaigns, and not even one ®Mobileye company, failed to do what one crazy man who came from Canada did.
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