Donegal cyclist Philip Deignan is aiming high - he wants to win a stage on the Giro d'Italia.
The world's second biggest cycle race is starting in Belfast this Friday, and is set to attract massive publicity.

And 30-year-old Deignan, from Letterkenny, would dearly like to make his mark.
This year’s Giro is Deignan's first Grand Tour since the 2011 edition of the race, where he finished 47th in the general classification.
 
Deignan, who is just back from injury, told the Irish Examiner: "Because I'm coming into the race with only five or six days of racing it'll be about trying to ride through the first week or 10 days and get up to speed. I'll have no pressure but maybe in the last week I can try to get in the break and maybe try to win a stage."

Deignan is racing for Team Sky.

Stage One is a time trial in Belfast, stage two is around Belfast and stage three is from Armagh to Dublin. The fourth stage and rest of the race is then in Italy.

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