On Saturday 8 May, the Corsa Rosa will begin from Turin, the Piedmont capital. Stage 2 from Stupinigi (Nichelino) to Novara – one for the sprinters – and Stage 3 from Biella to Canale will also be hosted by the region. The Giro will return to Piedmont in its final week with a never-before-seen summit finish at Alpe di Mera (Valsesia) and stage departure from Verbania. Watch Filippo Ganna’s video message below.
On the 160th anniversary of Italian unification, Turin and the Piedmont region is set to host the Grande Partenza of the Giro d’Italia, 10 years since it last did so. Stage 1 will see riders tackle a 9 kilometer-long individual time trial through the streets of Turin. Stage 2, from Stupinigi (Nichelino) to Novara (173km), will best suit the sprinters before an undulating Stage 3 from Biella to Canale (187km) that’s likely to attract the interest of the race’s finisseurs. Following the Grande Partenza, the Piedmont region will again be in the spotlight during the Giro’s final week as Stage 19 will play host to a summit finish at Alpe di Mera in Valsesia, followed by a departure from Verbania the next day.