the route revealed with a third week at high altitude

The 107th edition of the Giro, which hopes to attract Tadej Pogacar, will start from Turin and end in Rome.

The 107th edition of the Tour of Italy (May 4-26) will conclude, as in 2023, in Rome at the end of a third week at high altitude including the ascent of the Stelvio p and a formidable penultimate stage, according to the route revealed on Friday.

The 2024 edition will start from Venaria Reale, near Turin, and after three stages in Piedmont, will descend to Naples before returning to the Alps and the Dolomites via the Eastern coast. The first week will be marked by a 6th stage reminiscent of the Strade Bianche, with gravel paths, a 37.2 km time trial on May 10, followed the day after by an 8th stage which could do damage with its arrival at 1,450 m altitude in Prati di Tivo, in Abruzzo.

The second week will conclude with a second 31 km time trial, a prelude to a formidable sequence of three mountain stages: 15th stage (220 km) with arrival in Livigno, 16th stage with the ascent of the Stelvio p ( 2,758 m), placed however 150 km from the finish, and 17th stage whose finish will be judged at the Brocon p with portions at 11% (1,616 m).

A tough third week

But it is perhaps the 20th and penultimate stage which will decide the name of the winner of the 2024 Giro, since it includes the two ascent of Mount Grappa (1,775 m).

“For me, this is the step that catches my attention,” ured Slovenian Primoz Roglicwinner of the last Giro, thanks to his victory in the penultimate stage, an 18.6 km time trial.

“You will have to be ready from the first week, the difficulties are distributed throughout the three weeks of the race”estimated the director of the Giro, Mauro Vegni.

The runners in the running – which may be part of Slovenian Tadej Pogacar for the first time – will have to cover a total of 3,319 km with four stages of more than 200 km and a total altitude difference of 42,900 m, compared to 51,400 in 2023, i.e. “a drop of 20%”specified the boss of the event.

During this presentation, the organizer of the Giro RCS Sport announced that the women’s edition would now be called Giro d’Italia Women and will benefit from the same level in terms of organization as the men’s edition. The 2024 edition will take place from July 7 to 14 and its route will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The route of the 2024 edition of the Tour of Italy:

1st stage, May 4: Venaria Reale-Torino, 136 km

2nd stage, May 5: San Francesco al Campo-Santuario di Oropa, 150 km

3rd stage, May 6: Novara-Fossano, 165 km

4th stage, May 7: Acqui Terme-Andora, 187 km

5th stage, May 8: Genova-Lucca, 176 km

6th stage, May 9: Viareggio-Rapolano Terme, 177 km

7th stage, May 10: Foligno-Perugia, 37.2 km (time trial)

8th stage, May 11: Spoleto-Prati di Tivo, 153 km

9th stage, May 12: Allezzano-Naples, 206 km

Day off, May 13

10th stage, May 14: Pompei-Cusano Mutri (Bocca della Selva), 141 km

11th stage, May 15: Foiano di Val Fortore-Francavilla al Mare, 203 km

12th stage, May 16: Martinsicuro-Fano, 183 km

13th stage, May 17: Riccione-Cento, 179 km

14th stage, May 18: Castiglione delle Stiviere-Desenzano del Garda, 31 km (time trial)

15th stage, May 19: Manerba del Garda-Livigno (Mottolino), 220 km

Day off, May 20

16th stage, May 21: Livigno-Santa Cristina Val Gardena (Monte Pana), 202 km

17th stage, May 22: Selva di Val Gardena-Brocon p, 154 km

18th stage, May 23: Fiera di Primiero-Padua, 166 km

19th stage, May 24: Mortegliano-Cima Sappada, 154 km

20th stage, May 25: Alpago-Bano del Grappa, 175 km

21st stage, May 26: Rome-Rome, 126 km

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