Grande Partenza Hungary
The Giro will start on Saturday 9 May with a 9.5km individual time trial on the streets of Budapest. The second stage, suited to sprinters, will start from the capital – on Sunday 10 – to reach Györ after 193km. On Monday 11 May the third stage will start in Székesfehérvár and finish in Nagykanizsa (197km). This will be the 14th Grande Partenza outside of Italy for the Corsa Rosa.
An individual time trial on the streets of the capital with a slightly uphill finish that’s followed by two stages ready-made for sprinters: this will be the opening of the 2020 Giro d’Italia, which will start on Saturday 9 May in Hungary. The first two stages will start from Heroes’ Square (UNESCO World Heritage), in the heart of Budapest. The finish of the ITT will be in the Castle district, with the last 1,500 meters of the route slightly uphill (average gradient of 4%). The finale of the first in-line stage, on Sunday 10 May, will be in Györ, the main city in North West Hungary. The third stage will take the peloton from Székesfehérvár to Nagykanizsa, along the Lake Balaton, where a bunch sprint will be expected.