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Opening stages of Giro d'Italia to take place on Sicily

The 2020 Giro d’Italia will begin on the island of Sicily starting October 3rd

The race starts Saturday October 3rd and finishes Sunday October 25th in Milan 3 weeks later.

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is forgoing the late season classics to ride the Giro, as he looks to complete the set of Grand Tour sprint victories.

Reigning champion Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos) will return to defend his title.

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) will resume their duel after taking a British one-two at Tirreno–Adriatico. Thomas was a shock omission from the Tour de France as Ineos put their faith in defending champion Egan Bernal.

Steven Kruijswijk, third at the Tour de France last summer, will spearhead Team Jumbo-Visma's challenge. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Vincenzo Nibali (Trek–Segafredo) are the other fancied names. Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) will ride his home race, after a great performance last year.

There are three time trials this year, the route begins with a 16km time trial from Monreale to Palermo, before a long 33.7km time trial on stage 14 and a 16.5km individual effort to conclude the race in Milan.

The GC contenders will no doubt have an all out battle in the final week – stages 17, 18 and 20 all contain over 5,000 metres of climbing, with ascents including the Stelvio (from the hardest side), and the Col d’Izoard.

Combined with the 16.5km time trial the following day, organisers RCS clearly intend to keep the battle for the maglia rosa raging right up until the final moments of the 103rd edition of the race.

The first big test is Mount Etna on stage three, 150km after the start in Enna.

The famous hills of Emilia Romagna that host the Nove Colli Gran Fondo feature on stage 12, with riders starting and finishing in Cesenatico.The hilly stage will cover 206km and over 3,800 metres of climbing, in celebration of the Nove Colli which celebrates 50 years as one of cycling’s oldest Gran Fondo.

The climbing continues with big mountain stages 17, 18 and 20 which together add up to in excess of 15,000 metres of climbing that will test the main GC contenders.

Stage 19 from faltish stage from Morbegno to Asti is the longest stage, some 251kms long that will be be a real test of endurance for the peloton.

The penultimate stage, from Alba to Sestriere promises drama and over 5,000 metres of climbing ahead of the final time trial in Mila, which could still prove to be a decider, although it could come down to the wire on the final time trial.

2020 Giro d'Italia Stages

Stage 1, October 3 - Monreale to Palermo, 15km (ITT)
Stage 2, October 4 - Alcimo to Agrigento, 150km (Hills)
Stage 3, October 5 - Enna to Etna, 150km (Mountains)
Stage 4, October 6 - Catania to Villafranca, 138km (Flat)
Stage 5, October 7 - Mileto to Camigliatello Silano, 225km (Hills)
Stage 6, October 8 - Castrovillari to Matera, 188km (Hills)
Stage 7, October 9 - Matera to Brindisi, 143km (Hills)
Stage 8, October 10 - Giovinazzo to Vieste, 200km (Flat)
Stage 9, October 11 - San Salvo to Roccaraso, 208km (Hills)
Rest day, October 12
Stage 10, October 13 - Lanciano to Tortoreto, 177km (Hills)
Stage 11, October 14 - Porto Sant’Elpidio to Rimini, 182km (Flat)
Stage 12, October 15 - Cesenatico to Cesenatico, 204km (Hills)
Stage 13, October 16 - Cervia to Monselice, 192km (Flat)
Stage 14, October 17 - Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, 33.7km (ITT)
Stage 15, October 18 - Rivolto to Piancavallo, 185km (Mountains)
Rest day, October 19
Stage 16, October 20 - Udine to Valdobbiadene, 229km (Mountains)
Stage 17, October 21 - Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio, 203km (Mountains)
Stage 18, October 22 - Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano, 207km (Mountains)
Stage 18, October 23 - Morbegno to Asti, 251km (Flat)
Stage 19, October 24 - Alba to Sestriere, 200km (Mountains)
Stage 20, October 25 - Cernusco di Naviglio to Milan, 16.5km (ITT)

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