Giro d’Italia 2024 Route Revealed in Trento
The route of Giro d’Italia 2024 was presented at a remarkable reveal event in the Teatro Sociale in Trento in northern Italy on October 13.
The event started with a best-of summary of this year’s Giro d’Italia, which featured exciting battles between the cyclists in the peloton and was led by Geraint Thomas until the penultimate stage – an individual time trial that was won by Primoz Roglic, who thereby also secured a spot on the top step of the GC podium in Rome.
Italian cycling legend Vincenzo Nibali was invited onto the stage to help present the route of next year’s race. Nibali won the 2013 and 2016 editions of the Giro.
As previously announced, the Giro d’Italia 2024 will commence in Venaria Reale in Piemonte on May 4. The Piemonte region will host the first three stages of next year’s Giro d’Italia and the territory will be very varied and offer opportunities for all types of riders in the Giro peloton.
Race organizer RCS Sport has chosen to expose the riders to significant challenges from the beginning, so all general classification hopefuls will need to arrive at the start in great shape.
Stage 1 will conclude in Torino and the route features a category 4 climb as well as a category 3 climb to warm up the legs of the riders who have arrived for the start of the first Grand Tour of the 2024 season. There will be no time for riders to “ride into shape” as stage 2 culminates on the Santuario di Oropa climb (Category 1).
Stage 3 from Novara to Fossano is an opportunity for the sprinters in the Giro peloton, but with a slightly uphill finish that may prove tricky to some challengers.
Stage 4 will be from Acqui Terme to Andora, while stage 5 will take the riders from Genova to Lucca.
Stage 7 from Foligno to Perugia will be the first of two individual time trials in the 2024 Giro. The 37.2-kilometer route will be flat from the start, before concluding with an uphill finish.
Stage 9 starts in Avezzano and will follow a route featuring small hills, before concluding in Naples.
The 141-kilometer stage 10 takes the riders from Pompei to Cusano Mutri and features a long uphill finish. The start of stage 11 will take place in Foiano di Val Fortore and the 203-kilometer route will take the riders to a finish in Francavilla al Mare. Stage 12 from Martinsicuro to Fano is 183 kilometers long and features small climbs that invite for a winner to be found from a breakaway group.
Stage 13 is an easy 179-kilometer ride from Riccione to Cento. The climbers in the Giro peloton will take the opportunity to recover and regain as much energy as possible for the challenges to follow.
Stage 14 will be contested on May 18. The stage will be the second individual time trial of next year’s Giro and will be 31 kilometers long. The route is from Castiglione delle Stiviere to Desenzano del Garda.
Stage 15 will be the longest stage of the 2024 Giro. The route is from Manerba del Garda and it is expected the route will have a decisive influence on the general classification of the 2024 Giro d’Italia.
Cycling fans around the world will be thrilled to learn the Cima Coppi will be part of the stage 16 route. This will be the highest point of the 2024 Giro d’Italia. The 202-kilometer stage route takes the riders from Livigno to Santa Crostina Valgardena.
Stage 17 features many hairpin turns on a challenging and condensed 154-kilometer route from Selva di Val Gardena to Passo Brocon. The five-starred stage takes place on May 22 and the climbs are expected to deliver a decisive effect on the general classification.
Stage 18 on May 23 will take the riders to Padova. Sprinters will enjoy the flat terrain and the climbers will recover from the excruciating mountain efforts of recent days.
Stage 19 is a possible opportunity for a breakaway group. The 154-kilometer route concludes in Sappada.
Stage 20 will take on the mighty Monte Grappa twice and the ride will possibly be decisive for the final general classification podium of the 2024 Giro. The 175-kilometer route is five-starred and takes the riders from Alpago to Bassano del Grappa.
The 2024 Giro will culminate in Rome with the start and finish of stage 21. The beautiful and cooling pine forests are a welcome element as part of the celebratory final ride into Rome and riders and spectators will enjoy the great monumental beauty of the Italian capital.
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