Its time for the Giro! May 11-June 2, 2019
The Giro d'Italia 2019 is the 102nd edition of the race. In 2019 the Giro will be 3,578km in length, 21 stages of racing that include nearly 60km of individual time trials, a total of 40 categorized climbs and six mountain-top finishes. The Grande Partenza in Bologna will give a true Italian feel to the start of the event. Twenty-two teams of eight riders will line up to start the race, creating a peloton of 176 riders.
The Giro d'Italia visits as many regions as possible in 21 stages, celebrating the past, the present and the future. With each new edition of the Corsa Rosa the Giro d'Italia recalls the history of the race and celebrates the varied regions of Italy it visits. The race passes through the central Apennine hills, along the Mediterranean coast, through the barren south, the industrial north and into the high mountains, where the true tifosi wait.
The 2019 Giro d'Italia will recall the former greats of the race; with stage 2 to Fucecchio remembering Tuscany's greatest Gino Bartali. The 100 years since the birth of Fausto Coppi will be remembered with the Cuneo-Pinerolo stage 12. The 2,618m-high Passo Gavia awards the Cima Coppi prize on stage 16, with the Mortirolo during the same 226km stage awarding the Montagna Pantani prize.
Who will take the final maglia rosa? Who will wear it during the three weeks and 21 stages of the race from May 11 until June 2, 2019?
Definitely this will be an exciting event to follow. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Enjoy!
Photo: Chris Froome winner of the Giro d'Italia 2018
Here's the stage details of the Giro d'Italia 2019.
Stage 1 - May 11: Bologna (ITT), 8 km ***
Stage 2 - May 12: Bologna - Fucecchio, 205 km ***
Stage 3 - May 13: Vinci - Orbetello, 220 km **
Stage 4 - May 14: Orbetello - Frascati, 235 km **
Stage 5 - May 15: Frascati - Terracina, 140 km *
Stage 6 - May 16: Cassino - San Giovanni Rotondo 238 km ***
Stage 7 - May 17: Vasto - l'Aquila, 185 km **
Stage 8 - May 18: Tortoreto Lido - Pesaro, 239 km ***
Stage 9 - May 19: Riccione - San Marino (ITT), 34.8 km ****
Rest Day 1 - May 20
Stage 10 - May 21: Ravenna - Modena, 145 km *
Stage 11 - May 22: Carpi - Novi Ligure, 221 km *
Stage 12 - May 23: Cuneo - Pinerolo, 156 km ***
Stage 13 - May 24: Pinerolo - Ceresole Reale (Lago Serrù), 196 km *****
Stage 14 - May 25: Saint-Vincent - Courmayeur (Skyway Monte Bianco), 131 km *****
Stage 15 - May 26: Ivrea - Como, 232 km ****
Rest Day 2 - May 27
Stage 16 - May 28: Lovere - Ponte di Legno, 226 km *****
Stage 17 - May 29: Commezzadura (Val Di Sole) - Anterselva/Antholz, 181 km ***
Stage 18 - May 30: Valdaora/Olang - Santa Maria di Sala, 222 km *
Stage 19 - May 31: Treviso - San Martino di Castrozza, 151 km ***
Stage 20 - June 01: Feltre - Croce d'Aune-Monte Avena, 194 km *****
Stage 21 - June 02: Verona - Verona (ITT), 17 km ***
Note: The stars (one to five) denote stage difficulty according to race organizer