2022 Giro d’Italia Grande Partenza kicks off in Hungary 

The 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia welcomes Hungary as the host nation for its Grande Partenza and will feature three stages, including an individual time trial

It begins on Friday, May 6 with stage 1 from Budapest-Visegrád stage, one for sprinters.

On Saturday May 7, stage 2 is a 9.2 km individual time trial through the heart of Budapest.

On Sunday May 8, stage 3 from Kaposvár to Balatonfüred, is along the shores of Balaton Lake and is another stage for the sprinters.

The first two stages will start from Heroes’ Square. The whole peloton will then transfer to Italy on Monday May 9th, the first rest day.

Stage 1 | BUDAPEST - VISEGRÁD: 195km - 900m vertical elevation

A slightly undulating stage through the plains to the north of the capital, skirting the Slovakian border, marked by the Danube, an imposing and constant presence in this area. The stage passes through several renowned towns such as Székesfehérvár and Esztergom with its imposing basilica. A challenging finish awaits the riders once they leave the banks of the Danube. From the centre of Visegrád, the route climbs at 5% for about 5km to the royal castle where the first Maglia Rosa will be awarded at the end of an increasingly narrow sprint.

Stage 2 | BUDAPEST - BUDAPEST Tissot ITT: 9.2km – 150m vertical elevation

A time trial entirely following a city circuit that stitches together the Hungarian capital from Pest to the historical centre of Buda. The start is located at the Heroes’ Square and heads straight for the Danube, which separates the two ‘souls’ of the city. A series of twists and turns mark the route until it reaches the riverfront and parades past the neo-Gothic parliament before crossing the Danube and following the parallel bank. Leaving the river behind, the final climb begins (with peaks of 14% in its first section) which, partly on cobblestones, leads to Buda Square where the finish line is located.

 

Stage 3 | KAPOSVÁR – BALATONFÜRED: 201km – 890m vertical elevation

Stage to Lake Balaton, the sea of Hungary. After a first section of the stage in which the riders will approach the lake via a series of gentle undulations, they will reach Nagykanizsa and then Hévíz with its thermal lake. From there, they will ride through the Balaton region. The landscape is called the ‘Provence of Hungary’ and features ‘up and down’ volcanic hills that characterise the route. The last 50km take place along the coast with only the briefest of bumps at Tihany Abbey. The finish is almost without corners, and will set the stage for the race’s first bunch sprint.

On Monday November 8th the sprint stages will be revealed and on Tuesday 9th the medium mountain stages.
 
On Wednesday November 10th the high mountain stages, and on Thursday 11th the grand finale with the complete plan of the 105th Giro d'Italia unveiled.
 
The first stages in Hungary will be announced tomorrow, while everything else will have to wait until next week, when, starting from Monday 8 November, the following stages will also be announced. However, it will not be a chronological order, but by the stage profiles including flat, medium mountain, high mountain and sprint stages.
 
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