The organizers of the Tour of Italy unveiled the route for the next edition on Monday, including seven summit finishes and 70 kilometers of time trials.
Ten days before the Tour de France, the Tour of Italy unveiled this Monday in Milan the route of its 2023 edition, which will be held from May 6 to 28, between Abruzzo and Rome, over 3,448 kilometers. If last year the organizers had revealed the route several times, separating the stages reserved for sprinters, backpackers and climbers, this time they revealed everything at once.
The Giro will start from Costa dei Trabocchi, on the Adriatic coast (individual time trial of 18.4km), then head south, including Naples, after a first week made of flat or medium relief stages. Things will get tough on the first Friday, with the first of seven summit finishes, at Campo Imperatore, which will be climbed for the sixth time by the Giro. A second individual time trial will be held on Sunday 14, over 33.6km with a finish in Cesena.
? Discover now the Route of the 2023 Giro d’Italia!
?Discover the route of the Giro d’Italia 2023 now!
– Giro d’Italia (@giroditalia) October 17, 2022
A Giro made for Evenepoel?
The last two weeks of the Giro will be held in northern Italy, from the Alps to the Dolomites. We note in particular an arrival in Crans Montana, a well-known resort for skiers, on Friday the 19th, and one in Monte Bondone on the 23rd. The Giro should, as often in recent years, take place in the last days, with the ascent of Val Di Zoldo on Thursday 25, Cime di Lavaredo on 26, and finally a final individual time trial on Saturday, over 18.6 km.
The riders will then take the direction of Rome for the last stage, where we will know the name of Jai Haidley’s successor. And why not Remco Evenepoel, the winner of the Vuelta, who recently declared that he was waiting to see the course before deciding to come to the Giro? With three time trials on the menu for a total of 70.6km (a record since 2013), the Belgian world champion should be satisfied… Primoz Roglic and Geraint Thomas as well. Roll on the month of May!