The 2010 Giro d’Italia’s organizers have released information that the beginning stages will take place in the Netherlands. The 93rd Giro will open on Saturday, May 8th, 2010. The event will kick-off with an 8.4km time trial, which will pass through the center of Amsterdam, starting at the Museumplein and ending at the Olympic stadium. Riders will also pass the Van Gogh museum along the way. The second stage will also begin at the Museumplein, going 213km to Utrecht. The final stage of the Netherlands will the Zuidas, Amsterdam’s financial district, and end in Middelburg. “Amsterdam loves both the bicycle and top-level sport, making it the ideal city to host the start of this prestigious international cycle event. Amsterdam is looking forward with excitement to the beginning of May,” said deputy mayor Carolien Gehrels. The Tour de France in July will also be starting off in the Netherlands.