Giro d'Italia to feature diverse stages in its 103rd edition
Oct 25 2019 01:01 am CET

Giro d'Italia to feature diverse stages in its 103rd edition
Giro d'Italia to feature diverse stages in its 103rd edition
Never ending trophy. (c)Giro d'Italia

The organisation of the Giro d'Italia has presented the course for the 2020 edition of the race with a start in Budapest, Hungary, and a finale in Milan.

The 103rd edition of the Corsa Rosa will have three individual time trials, six stages suitable for sprinters, seven of medium difficulty and five mountain stages. The race will have seven uphill finishes, including the opening individual time trial in Budapest.

The Giro d'Italia 2020 will start in Budapest on Saturday, May 9, with an 8.6-kilometre long individual time trial and continues in Hungary with two stages in the north that are suitable for sprinters. From there, the race will go to Sicily on May 12, where the first stage in Italian ground will be 136 kilometres long from Monreale to Agrigento.

The next stage will finish in Mount Etna (Piano Provenzana) over a new climb and the last day in Sicily will be from Catania to Villafranca Tirrena. On May 15, the race will move to the mainland with a 223-kilometre stage that will feature some gentle slopes, while the week finishes with a fast stage and a wavy one.

After the first rest day, the race will continue with two rolling stages before the riders face two challenging stages, the last one with a finish in Veneto where the second individual time trial will take place from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene over a 33.7-kilometre route that includes a short climb of the Ca' del Poggio.

On the last day of the second competition week, the General Classification contenders will face a test with a mountain stage that starts at the Air Base of the Frecce Tricoloti aerobatic team and has a finish on the ascent of the Piancavallo. The last week of the 103rd Giro d'Italia starts with a stage from Udine to San Daniele del Friuli over a route that includes three climbs of the Monte Ragogna.

The next two stages on May 27 and 28 are over challenging mountain courses, both featuring climbing finishes. The climbers will have a rest on the 19th stage, which should finish in a sprint, before facing the last mountain day that will be contested over a route that includes the Colle dell Agnello, the Col d'Izoard, the Montgenevre and a climbing finish on Sestriere.

The race finishes with a 16.5-kilometre long individual time trial between Cernusco Sul Naviglio and the Piazza Duomo of Milan, where the winner of the race will receive the Trofeo Senza Fine.

Here is a video with the complete route of the 103rd Giro d'Italia:

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