Stage 1

Saturday May 11 2019 - Bologna to Bologna - 8km ITT

The opening stage is a 8 km individual time trial around Bologna fro 6 kms and features a tough finish climb atop the San Luca, which is 2.1km at a 9.7 percent average gradient with stretches at 10-12 percent, and peaking at 16 percent with around 1km to go.

This will be crucial stage for the GC contenders and an opportunity for the best climbers to put time into their rivals.