It’s almost time to saddle up for the 103rd Giro d’Italia: 21 stages between Hungary and Italy, at the beginning of October 2020, a great race and a wonderful way show fans around the world some stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites and lots of other beautiful Italian landscapes.
After the Grande Partenza from the streets of Budapest - first ever departure from an Eastern European country - the athletes will cycle through northern Hungary and then move on to Sicily from where the ascent begins with a race northwards through the Bel Paese towards the finishing line in Milano, which will host the final stage for the 78th time
The grand finale, with the individual time trial, will start from Cernusco sul Naviglio, European City of Sport 2020, to finish at the Madonnina in Milano’s central Piazza Duomo.
21 stages to crown the winner of the Giro d'Italia 2020 will unfold along this tough route, revealing some iconic sites and evoking some great Italian names: starting from the Castle district of Budapest and finishing in Milan, home to Leonardo's Last Supper, passing through the second Hungarian stage with the Pannonhalma Abbey and then on to Sicily (Cathedral of Monreale, Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and, of course Mount Etna); Puglia with Monte Sant'Angelo and the Umbrian Forest; Emilia Romagna where the race will border Ravenna and Rimini - evoking Fellini in the centenary of his birth - to then head towards Veneto with the site of Arquà Petrarca and the Prosecco Superiore hills and, finally, the scenic Dolomites - World Heritage Site since 2009 - where the race will cross three northern Regions: Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige.
Click here for the 103rd Giro d'Italia’s virtual route.