• The peloton will pass through the roundabout where Kaj Zartovsvej, Messevejen og Chr. Ydes Vej meet, twice on the 20,1 kilometre circuit.
• In the middle of the roundabout a sculpture of a cyclist is mounted. The sculpture was erected in 2012, when the first to stages of Giro d’ Italia had both departure and finish in Herning, and is in fact the Giro-logo.
• The sculpture was created by eight employees at Herning Kleinsmedie (A local boilermaker) who decided to use their weekends to create a lasting memory of the Giro, and a manifestion of Herning’s special relationship with cycling.
• The cyclist is created in stainless steel and measures 3,5 meter x 3,5 meters. It weighs approximately 500 kilograms.
A little extra
The metal-industry has a long and proud tradition in the Herning-area. In 2009 Herning became home to DAMRC (Danish Advanced Manufacturing Research Center), that works with companies in the metal industry to optimize production and knowledge.