20 totalling 1,150 kilometres. From Abruzzo to the Dolomites, then the Grand Finale in Rome. It will take place from 6 to 28 May. A first time ever stage entirely on foreign soil. A record number of teams. The presentation today in Milan at RCS Academy. It will be the greenest edition ever.
Five. Like the fingers on a hand, the senses of a human being and the Giri d’Italia won by Binda, Coppi and Merckx. The Giro-E, born in 2019, also crosses this milestone: the 2023 edition will be the fifth. It will start from Fossacesia (Chieti) on 6 May, organised by RCS Sport & Events.
The route was unveiled today in Milan, in the multimedia rooms at RCS Academy, and it could be one of the most exciting edition ever. The 1,150 kilometres in total are divided into 20 stages. From Abruzzo to the Dolomites, from the sea to the peaks, the event will showcase, Italy at its most authentic Italy, off the major and busiest tourist routes, as usual, and will eventually close in the capital, on 28 May, with bikes and fans flooding into Rome. For the fifth time – what a coincidence! – the Eternal City will take the Giro d’Italia to the final finish line: the first was in 1911, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Kingdom, the last in 2018, with Froome splendidly crossing the finish in the Maglia Rosa, with the Colosseum and the Imperial Forums on the background. Another postcard image will be that of the start of the Roman stage of the Giro-E, which will take place in Via della Conciliazione, with St Peter’s Basilica in the background. 17 permanent teams and 10 Special teams, that will only start on certain stages, have registered: this is a record number.