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8 stages for sprinters, three time trials for a total of 70.6 km, 7 mountain stages with as many uphill finishes including the time trial of Mount Lussari and 4 challenging stages, very treacherous, will be the menu of this 106th Giro. of Italy which offers 51,300 meters in altitude in its 3,448.6 total kilometers to cover. Departure from Abruzzo with an individual time trial, on the Costa dei Trabocchi cycle path, and grand finale in Rome where the Corsa Rosa will end for the fifth time in its history. The only encroachment of the Giro will be in Switzerland with the uphill arrival in Crans Montana which will have the Cima Coppi of this Giro in the stage: the Gran San Bernardo pass with its 2,469 meters. Scandiano - Viareggio will be the Bartali stage, the Gran Sasso d’Italia (Campo Imperatore) will be the Montagna Pantani (the Pirate's victory in 1999).

 

In one of the historic "salons" in the center of Milan, the Teatro Lirico Giorgio Gaber, the route of the 106th Giro d'Italia scheduled from 6 to 28 May 2023 was presented. At the vernissage, presented by Cristina Fantoni and Paolo Kessisoglu, Many well-known faces from sport, entertainment, institutions and companies that are and will be part of the great family of the Giro d'Italia participated. The winner of the last Giro d'Italia, Jai Hindley, the last winner of the Maglia Ciclamino, Arnaud Demare, the winner of the last Maglia Azzurra of climbers, Koen Bouwman as well as two great champions who made the history of the Corsa Rosa as Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador. Within the presentation, a talk show with the directors of Corriere della Sera, Luciano Fontana; from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Stefano Barigelli; of the Spanish daily Marca, Juan Ignacio Gallardo, highlighted how a great international event - not just sports - is treated by the media in all its facets and how the way of doing journalism has changed over the years.

The President of RCS Mediagroup, Urbano Cairo, did the honors; the CEO of RCS Sport, Paolo Bellino and the Director of the Giro d'Italia, Mauro Vegni.

 

GREAT START
For the second time in its history, the Giro d'Italia will start from the Abruzzo region after that of 2001.
First time trial leg, that of Saturday 6 May, almost entirely on the Trabocchi cycle path which retraces the disused Adriatic railway. The first part is entirely flat with a view over the trabocchi and the sea to the port of Ortona where the road climbs for just over 1 km until arriving in the city center.
Sunday 7, stage suitable for sprinters, starting from Teramo and an undulating course in the first part. We then follow the coast with some excursions inland to climb Silvi Paese, Chieti and Ripa Teatina. Final along the coast until the sprint on the promenade of San Salvo Marina.

FIRST WEEK
Restart from Vasto and arrival in Melfi in a stage clearly divided into two parts. The first one up to the completely flat entrance to Basilicata before meeting the Vulture mountains. You cross the Monte Vulture massif touching the Monticchio Lakes before descending to Rionero and Rapolla in view of the final ascent to Melfi.
The first stage in the Apennines that overcomes a series of roughnesses to accumulate 3500 m in altitude the one that from Venosa leads to Lake Laceno, the first uphill finish of the Giro.
Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 space for the fast wheels of the group with the Atripalda - Salerno and Napoli - Napoli where, however, the pure sprinters will have to win the sprint given the path not entirely flat.
The second uphill finish of the Giro and the first above 2000 meters is the one in Campo Imperatore on the Gran Sasso d’Italia (2135 m) starting from Capua. After a long approach you climb the classic climb of Roccaraso and the Piano delle Cinque Miglia before a very long descent to the foot of the Gran Sasso. The ascent to Campo Imperatore is an endless climb of almost 45 km broken by a slight slope.
Saturday 13 May, from Terni to Fossombrone, a stage moved with the walls of the Marche to decide the final. The final 60 km enclose practically the entire difference in altitude (2,500 meters). You climb the ascents of the Capuchins (about 3 km with slopes up to 19%), Monte delle Cesane (about 7 km with slopes up to 18%) and after the Montefelcino tear again the Cappuccini ascent whose top, at 5 km from the finish, it is the ideal springboard for those wishing to win the stage.
Completely flat time trial, for specialists, the one that from Savignano al Rubicone leads to Cesena (Technogym Village) after 33.6 km.

 

SECOND WEEK
After the first day of rest, Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 the group will face two stages suitable for the fast wheels of the group: the Scandiano - Viareggio and the Camaiore - Tortona.
The register changes on Thursday 18 May with the Bra - Rivoli: mixed stage characterized by three segments

summarized in the hill-plain-mountain triptych. After the first hilly part, you then cross the Po Valley for about 60 km passing the finish line before tackling the challenging climb of Colle Braida passing alongside the Sacra di San Michele. Last 20 km undulating until reaching Rivoli.
The following day an alpine stage from Borgofranco d’Ivrea to Crans Montana in Switzerland. This will be the only encroachment of this Giro. Climb the Colle del Gran San Bernardo (2469 m - Cima Coppi) 34 km long without excessive slopes. You then pass the Croix de Coeur (15 km x 1350 m elevation) another over-2000 pass. Second descent of over 22 km and after a short flat final ascent to Crans Montana from an unprecedented side compared to the usual approaches to the tourist resort.
Another fraction suitable for sprinters is the one that will start from Sierre to Cassano Magnago before the “mountain in the city” stage, the Bergamo - Bergamo on Sunday 21 May.
Although interspersed with fairly simple stretches, the climbs to be tackled can be terrain for any type of attack. After a few kilometers you climb the Valcava with its grim slopes entering the province of Bergamo. First passage in the city (not on arrival) to climb the Selvino hairpin bends. Descent on Bracca and Sedrina to return to Bergamo through the finish line (strappo della Boccola). We then tackle the Roncola from the Barlino side to descend back to Bergamo until arriving in the city.

 

LAST WEEK
After the second and last day of rest, the second stage of the Giro awaits the caravan. The Sabbio Chiese - Monte Bondone takes place all at relatively low altitudes, but accumulates over 5000 m in altitude divided between very hard climbs and others that can be pedaled. First part along the western coast of Garda to reach Trentino in Riva del Garda. You then climb the Passo di Santa Barbara (average around 10%) and in rapid succession the Passo di Bordala. Fast descent to Rovereto from where you enter Vallarsa and then turn towards the Folgaria plateau passing through Serrada. Challenging descent to the Adige valley in Calliano and after the only short flat stretch of about 10 km you climb Monte Bondone from the Aldeno side with its changes in slope with peaks of up to 15%.
It took off on Wednesday 24 May with a completely flat stage from Pergine Valsugana to Caorle before a three-day crescendo.
The 18th fraction from Oderzo to the Val di Zoldo foresees 3,700 m of altitude difference. Short but intense mountain stage. After a few kilometers from the start, you climb the Cansiglio from the classic side of Vittorio Veneto (Passo la Crosetta) to enter the Alpago area and follow it until you reach the Piave valley. After Longarone you reach Pieve di Cadore to climb the Forcella Cibiana without rest sections and, unpublished 2023, after Forno the climb of Coi with its almost 4 km over 10% and the peaks at 19%. From there, there will be 5 km to go to the finish, divided equally between descent and pedalable ascent.
Here is the Dolomite stage, that of Friday 29 May, from Longarone (in 2023 the 60th anniversary of the Vajont tragedy will be commemorated) to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (182 km and 5,400 meters of altitude). After the approach through the Agordino, you will face over 100 km that practically enclose the entire difference in height of the stage without any stretch of rest between one climb and another. Once in Arabba, climb the Campolongo Pass followed by the Valparola Pass which leads to the "Scala Santa" of the Dolomite climbs consisting of Passo Giau (Selva di Cadore side about 10% average), Passo Tre Croci and Tre Cime di Lavaredo with its slopes up to 18%.
Extremely demanding individual time trial the one from Tarvisio to Monte Lussari (1050 meters in altitude). The first 10 km approximately take place on a flat or light descent mainly along the Alpe Adria cycle path and allow you to develop high speeds. When you reach the Saisera stream (Intermediate timekeeping), about 8 km paved with concrete begin, leading to the Sanctuary. The actual uphill stretch of 7.5 km offers gradients of around 12% on average with the first 4.8 km at 15% (comparable to the central stretch of the Zoncolan). Wavy final part with a short pull (up to 22%) at the entrance to the town followed by a short descent and a climb up to the finish.
Final walkway in Rome at the Imperial Forums.

 

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