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December 1/07 8:38 am - 2008 Giro Route Unveiled

Posted by Editor on 12/1/07

2008 Giro Route Unveiled

The organizers of the Giro d'Italia - RCS Sport - have released the details of next year's Giro. Totaling 3423.8 kilometres, the Giro is particularly laden with time trials; starting with a team time trial for the Prologue, and three individual ones (including the final stage). After opening stages for the sprinters, the climbers take over on Stage 14. Stage 15 is likely the hardest, with six ranked climbs, but the day after the riders face an uphill time trial. This Giro is also noteworthy for covering almost every region of Italy, starting in Sicily and ending near the Swiss border in Milano.

StageDateRoute< b>Distance
Stage 1Saturday, May 10Palermo (Team Time Trial)28.5 km
Stage 2Sunday, May 11Cefalu to Agrigento207 km
Stage 3Monday, May 12Catania to Milazzo208 km
Stage 4Tuesday, May 13Pizzo Calabro to Catanzaro-Lungomare187 km
Stage 5Wednesday, May 14Belvedere Marittimo to Contursi Terme170 km
Stage 6Thursday, May 15Potenza to Peschici (Circuito Del Gargano)247 km
Stage 7Friday, May 16Vasto to Pescocostanzo179 km
Stage 8Saturday, May 17Rivisondoli to Tivoli200 km
Stage 9Sunday, May 18Civitavecchia to San Vincenzo194 km
Rest DayMonday, May 19
Stage 10Tuesday, May 20Pesaro to Urbino (ITT)36 km
Stage 11Wednesday, May 21Urbania to Cesena193 km
Stage 12Thursday, May 22Forli to Carpi171 km
Stage 13Friday, May 23Modena to Cittadella192 km
Stage 14Saturday, May 24Verona to Alpe Di Pampeago/Val Di Fiemme195 km
Stage 15Sunday, May 25Arabba to Passo Fedaia/Marmolada153 km
Stage 16Monday, May 26San Vigilio Di Marebbe to Plan De Corones (ITT)13.8 km
Rest DayTuesday, May 27
Stage 17Wednesday, May 28Sondrio to Locarno192 km
Stage 18Thursday, May 29Mendrisio to Varese182 km
Stage 19Friday, June 30Legnano to Presolana/Monte Pora228 km
Stage 20Saturday, June 31Rovetta to Tirano224 km
Stage 21Sunday, June 1Cesano Maderno to Milano (ITT)23.5 km


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