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GIRO’24 The PEZ First Look: Summit Finishes and TT’s!

GIRO’24 The PEZ First Look: Summit Finishes and TT’s!


Giro d’Italia 2024 Preview: The organisers of the Giro d’Italia, RCS Sport, offered the route of this 12 months’s Italian Grand Tour the Il Competition dello Sport in Trento on Friday night. The 2024 Giro begins on Saturday, Might 4, with a hilly stage from Venaria Reale to Torino and ends three weeks in a while Sunday, Might 26, with a flat stage in Rome. As at all times it has a tricky route with six summit finishes and greater than 68 kilometres in opposition to the clock.

Giro d’Italia 2024 | The Route

The primary three levels of the 2024 Giro had been introduced earlier than Friday in a particular presentation. The opening stage will begin in Veneria Reale, after which it should end in Turin. Central to that stage is the Superga, a climb that we all know from Milan-Turin. On day two there may be the uphill end of Oropa, a climb of greater than 10 kilometres. Day three is the primary alternative for the sprinters.

Issues get busy proper outta the gate, with the stage 2 end excessive atop the 10km climb to the Santuaria di Oropa.  We should always have a fairly clear concept of who’s bought GC aspirations after this one.

Giro d’Italia 2024 | Grande Partenza Regione Piemonte

Very long time trial in a tricky first week
The fourth and fifth levels are additionally pretty flat. On day six there’s a particular stage. The beginning is in Viareggio, and the end is in Rapolano Terme, with just a few sections of gravel, a Strade Bianche course. It will likely be a tricky day, as a result of the final kilometres are usually not flat.

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Giro’24 stage 7 TT profile

The primary time trial is on day seven. The riders must cowl 37.3 kilometres in opposition to the clock from Foligno to Perugia. The primary a part of the time trial is flat and really quick, however within the final kilometres go uphill. Anybody who goes an excessive amount of into the purple within the TT, they are going to battle the following day on the lengthy climb to Prati di Tivo. The powerful first week ends with an extended however flat stage to Napoli.

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Stage 8, the day after the TT will harm

A BIG stage to complete week two
Within the second week of the Giro 2024, the riders are instantly be offered with one other powerful stage. After 141 kilometres they are going to hit the Bocca della Selva, an extended last climb. A day later, in stage eleven, they get relative relaxation with a flat stage. Stage twelve is a typical transition stage, which may additionally present a spectacle for the GC riders. There are ten categorised climbs on the menu.

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Giro’24 stage 10 – A tough first day of the second week

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Transition stage 12 with ten climbs

Stage 13 is one other alternative for the sprinters. The ultimate weekend of the second week could be very tough. On Saturday a 31 kilometre time trial from Castiglione delle Stiviere to Desenzano del Garda, close to Lake Garda is flat and quick. Stage fifteen is a monster of 220 kilometres. It’s the longest stage, which finishes at Mottolino in Livigno.

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Stage 15 to complete the second week is a monster

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Stage 16 over the Stelvio

Monte Grappa
The third and last week kicks off with a brand new powerful stage. The legendary Stelvio must be climbed early within the stage, however the last of stage sixteen could be very arduous. On the finish there may be the Monte Pana. On stage seventeen the end is on Passo Brocon, The primary time this climb has showing within the Giro. The final two kilometres specifically are tough with a median gradient of above 10%.

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Giro’24 stage 17 – A brand new end on Passo Brocon

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Stage 20 to Bassano del Grappa through Monte Grappa – twice

After a day for the sprinters and a day for the attackers on levels eighteen and nineteen, comes the penultimate stage, one other day of climbing. The 175 kilometre stage begins from Alpago and finishes in Bassano del Grappa. Monte Grappa be climbed twice. The end shouldn’t be on the summit, however after an extended descent. Lastly, stage 21 is for the sprinters and can deliver down the curtain on the 2024 Giro d’Italia in Rome.

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Giro d’Italia 2024 levels

Giro d’Italia 2024 Phases:
04/05 – Stage 1: Venaria Reale – Torino (136km)
05/05 – Stage 2: San Fransesco al Campo – Santuario di Oropa (150km)
06/05 – Stage 3: Novaro – Fossano (165km)
07/05 – Stage 4: Acqui Terme – Andora (187km)
08/05 – Stage 5: Genova – Lucca (176km)
09/05 – Stage 6: Viareggio – Rapolano Terme (177km)
10/05 – Stage 7: Foligno – Perugia (37.3km, ITT)
11/05 – Stage 8: Spoletto – Prati di Tivo (153km)
12/05 – Stage 9: Avezzano – Napoli (206km)
13/05 – Relaxation day
14/05 – Stage 10: Pompei – Cusano Mutri, Bocca della Selva (141km)
15/05 – Stage 11: Foiano di Val Fortore – Francavilla al Mare (203km)
16/05 – Stage 12: Martinsicuro – Fano (183km)
17/05 – Stage 13: Riccione – Cento (179km)
18/05 – Stage 14: Castiglione delle Stiviere – Desenzano del Garda (31km, ITT)
19/05 – Stage 15: Manerba del Garda – Livigno, Mottolino (220km)
20/05 – Relaxation day
21/05 – Stage 16: Livigno – Santa Cristina Valgardena, St. Christina in Gröden, Monte Pana (202km)
22/05 – Stage 17: Selva di val Gardena Wolkenstein in Gröden – Passo Brocon (154km)
23/05 – Stage 18: Fiera di Primiero – Padova (166km)
24/05 – Stage 19: Mortegliano – Sappada (154km)
25/05 – Stage 20: Alpago – Bassano del Grappa (175km)
26/05 – Stage 21: Roma – Roma (126km).

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Giro d’Italia 2024 map

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All of the Giro’24 profiles

What the riders (and ex-riders) say:

Primož Roglič, Giro d’Italia 2023 winner: “Profitable on Monte Lussari was some of the emotional days in my profession. I rewatched that stage many occasions. It was loopy to have fun with my followers. The stage I just like the a lot of the 2024 Giro is stage 20, with the double climb to Monte Grappa. I feel it is going to be the decisive day”.

Filippo Ganna, winner of six levels on the Giro d’Italia: “It will likely be a really demanding Giro, clearly my focus might be on the 2 time trials. Of the 2, the one in Desenzano is essentially the most appropriate for me. Profitable levels on the Giro is at all times particular, I wish to do it once more”.

Jai Hindley, Giro d’Italia 2022 winner: “The second week might be very arduous, stage 15 is probably essentially the most difficult. The arrival of Roglič will give loads to my staff, it should undoubtedly be an improve for the Grand Excursions the place we might be very aggressive”.

Peter Sagan, winner of two levels on the Giro d’Italia and Maglia Ciclamino in 2021: “I’ve retired from my street profession however I nonetheless have a dream, the Olympic mountain bike race in Paris. I do know it is going to be tough to qualify however I wish to try to to have enjoyable”.

Vincenzo Nibali, two-time Giro d’Italia winner (2013, 2016): “It’s good to be inside biking and comply with the races from a unique standpoint like I did at this 12 months’s Giro. It’s going to be an atypical begin, you need to be prepared as a result of the primary levels are demanding. Oropa on the second day might be an necessary take a look at, and it is going to be good to recollect Marco Pantani. The Perugia time trial might be an excellent take a look at for these aiming for the Maglia Rosa. So many climbs within the second and third week, I’m satisfied that the race might be open till the tip, like final 12 months, and that Monte Grappa may very well be the decisive mountain”.

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What the organisers say:

Urbano Cairo, President of RCS MediaGroup: “It will likely be a extremely spectacular Giro d’Italia with climbs, sprints, time trials, and Strade Bianche. All the fantastic thing about our nation might be concentrated in these 21 levels that may give many moments of pleasure to the followers. The homage to the Grande Torino within the first stage might be one thing particular, as will the conclusion in Rome, which in Might 2023 attracted the presence of the establishments led by President Mattarella. The Giro d’Italia isn’t just a sporting occasion, it’s the historical past of our nation”.

Paolo Bellino, Managing Director at RCS Sport: “Yr after 12 months, the Giro d’Italia is changing into a extra international occasion. That is demonstrated by the rising information not solely when it comes to tv and social media, the place the Corsa Rosa is adopted worldwide, but additionally when it comes to affect on the territory. RCS Sport’s dedication is growing and that is additionally demonstrated by the organisation of the Giro d’Italia Ladies, which comes one 12 months after the primary Giro Subsequent Gen. Our biking horizon is increasing increasingly more and the organisational machine is getting ready for 2024”.

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The Trofeo Senze High-quality

Mauro Vegni, Director of the Giro d’Italia: “The design of the Giro d’Italia 2024 can’t be in comparison with previous editions. It begins uphill, and it’s not a determine of speech, since already on the second day the peloton will face the primary uphill end in Oropa, the place we can pay homage to some of the heroic days within the historical past of the Corsa Rosa. It’s an evolving route, which has many medium and excessive mountain fractions that may take a look at the riders not solely within the third week, whose hardness lately has considerably blocked the race, however all through the Giro. The just about 70 km time trial shouldn’t be underestimated both. The riders who wish to win it must be prepared from the beginning and I count on a whole lot of spectacle”.

Stefano Barigelli, director of La Gazzetta dello Sport: “The Giro d’Italia is the favored novel of this nation advised by the most well-liked newspaper of this nation. It was born by a journalist from La Gazzetta and we as Gazzetta have the duty to protect all of the characters. As soon as once more this 12 months it is going to be an exquisite Giro and that Pink thread that unites La Gazzetta dello Sport and the Giro d’Italia is not going to be lower by anybody”.

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