Giro d’Italia 2023: the route is revealed and it is not favorable for Colombia

The Tour of Italy It will end in 2023 in Rome, with the stage to be held on May 28, five years after its last stop in the Italian capital, which was very eventful, the organizers of this cycling race announced on Monday.

The 21 stages of the 106th edition of the Giro, which will start on May 6 with a time trial in the Abruzzo region (central-east), will have seven mountainous stages, with as many high altitude finishes, with an overall positive difference of 51,300 meters, according to the route unveiled this Monday.

The specialists in the fight against the clock will have three opportunities to shine: the first (18.4 kilometres) in Abruzzo, with a small climb at the end; the 9th, with 33.6 km of flat route in Cesena (Emilia-Romagna); and the 20th, on the eve of the final, a time trial of 18.6 km, of which 7.5 km correspond to the ascent to Monte Lussari. with an average slope of 12% on average. This is a novelty that does not favor Colombian riders.

These more than 70 km total of fighting against the clock is something that was not seen in the
Giro in the last decade (75.4 km in 2013) and could act as a claim for the Belgian Remco Evenepoel, winner of the last Tour of Spain and one of the expected stars in the next Giro.

The race, however, will most likely be decided in the mountains, with four stages of 5,000 meters of positive elevation gain each: the Gran Sasso massif (2,135 m) in the Apennines in stage 7; the finish in Crans Montana on day 13 (with the passage of the Grand Saint-Bernard col and its summit at 2,469 m); Monte Bondone in the 16th stage and the finish in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (2,304 m) in the Dolomites on the 19th day.

seven mountain stages

Jai Hindley and Richard Carapaz.

After a last edition that started from Budapest and traveled the Hungarian roads for three days, the 2023 Giro will be held almost entirely on Italian territory, except for a short foray into Switzerland in the 13th stage, ending in Crans Montana.

The last edition of the race ended in Verona with the final victory of the Australian Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe). Next year, the race will finish in Rome, at the Imperial Forums. The Italian capital has only been the end of the race on five occasions, although it was part of the route in 49 editions.

The last pass of the peloton through the Italian capital (in 2018) left a bitter taste among the cyclists. Despite the majestic scenery, the stage had to be cut due to defects in the asphalt, with potholes and holes in the Roman streets.

The cyclists, invoking safety reasons, managed to neutralize the times 80 km from the finish line in the final stage. The favorites, among them the British Chris Froome, winner of the general in that edition, took their foot off the pedal and left the fight only for the teams with sprinters.


21 stages and 3,448.6 km of route that will be held from May 6 to 28, 2023: Stage 1 – May 6: Fossacesia – Ortona (18.4 km, individual time trial)
Stage 2 – May 7: Teramo – San Salvo (204 km)
Stage 3 – May 8: Vasto – Melfi (210 km)
Stage 4 – May 9: Venosa – Lake Laceno (184 km)
Stage 5 – May 10: Atripalda – Salerno (172 km)
Stage 6 – May 11: Naples – Naples (156 km)
Stage 7 – May 12: Capua – Gran Sasso d’Italia (218 km)
Stage 8 – May 13: Terni – Fossombrone (207 km)
Stage 9 – May 14: Savignano sul Rubicone – Cesena (33.6km, individual time trial) May 15: rest day
Stage 10 – May 16: Scandiano – Viareggio (190 km)
Stage 11 – May 17: Camaiore – Tortona (218 km)
Stage 12 – May 18: Bra – Rivoli (179 km)
Stage 13 – May 19: Borgofranco d’Ivrea – Crans Montana (SUI) (208 km)
Stage 14 – May 20: Sierre – Cassano Magnago (194 km)
Stage 15 – May 21: Seregno – Bergamo (191 km) May 22: rest day Stage 16 – May 23: Sabbio Chiese – Monte Bondone (198 km)
Stage 17 – May 24: Pergine Valsugana – Caorle (192 km)
Stage 18 – May 25: Oderzo – Val di Zoldo (160 km)
Stage 19 – May 26: Longarone – Tre Cime di Lavaredo (182 km)
Stage 20 – May 27: Tarvisio – Monte Lussari (18.6km, Savignano sul Rubicone) Stage 21 – May 28: Rome – Rome (115km)


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Giro d’Italia 2023: the route is revealed and it is not favorable for Colombia