You won't be seeing skills like this on the opening days of the race - well worth a watch...

Here's a cracking video from Discover Northern Ireland to get you in the mood for tonight's Big Start of the Giro d'Italia - trials ace Andrei Burton tackling some of the landmarks that will feature during the opening days of the race.

Those include the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, where tonight's opening team time trial begins, Giant's Causeway, which features in tomorrow's first road stage, and Armagh, where Stage 3 begins on Sunday before the race heads across the border to a stage finish in Dublin.

You're unlikely to see riding - or, in all likelihood weather - like this as the race heads through Northern Ireland this weekend, so sit back and enjoy.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.