An individual time trial, an uphill finish on Mt. Etna and two stages with mixed terrain will characterize the Grande Partenza of the 103rd edition of the Giro d’Italia, organized by RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport and scheduled from 3 to 25 October 2020. It will be the ninth Grande Partenza of the Corsa Rosa from the Sicilian Region (1930, 1949, 1954, 1976, 1986, 1989, 1999 and 2008).
The first stage, on Saturday 3 October, the Monreale-Palermo individual time trial of about 16km, will be followed on Sunday 4 October with the 150km Alcamo-Agrigento stage, featuring a finisseur final. The third stage, Enna-Etna (Piano Provenzana 1,775m) of 150km, will be the first summit finish of the Giro d’Italia, on Monday 5 October; a new climb, only partially climbed in 2011, from the northern side (Linguaglossa) to reach Piano Provenzana. On Tuesday 6 October the fourth stage is the last stage on the island, 138km from Catania to Villafranca Tirrena – it is suited to sprinters.