2016 Giro d'Italia route presented at Milan Expo

Oct 08, 2015 793

Giro d'Italia officials have put together a balanced route for next year's race, which they hope will attract some of the best riders in the world. Organizers revealed the 21-stage route on Monday at a presentation at the Milan Expo in the presence of numerous cyclists, including reigning champion Alberto Contador, new world champion Peter Sagan and former winners Vincenzo Nibali and Ivan Basso — who announced his retirement from cycling.


The route for the 2016 Giro includes four days in the high mountains and seven medium mountain stages. There are also seven legs for sprinters, two individual time trials and a team one. The 99th edition of the famous race will take the riders from Apeldoorn in the Netherlands to Turin, via the south of Italy, the Dolomites and the Alps — where it also crosses over briefly into France — over a total of 3,383 kilometers (2,102 miles) from May 6-29.

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