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Giro d'Italia 2020

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The 2020 Giro d’Italia ran from Saturday, October 3 until Sunday, October 25.

The Giro d’Italia typically takes place in late May through to June, but was postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Giro d’Italia is one of professional cycling’s three Grand Tour races, alongside the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.

The 2020 Giro d’Italia was won by Tao Geoghega Hart of Great Britain, with Australia’s Jai Hindley finishing second and Wilco Kelderman of the Netherlands finishing third.

The Giro d’Italia was first raced in 1909 and was established by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, and has been staged on 103 occasions. It is raced across 23 days with 21 stages interspersed with two rest days, and normally concludes in the northern Italian city of Milan – although 2018 saw a break with tradition as the tour ended in Rome, while 2019 saw it end in Verona.

Three riders – Alfredo Binda, Fausto Coppi and Eddie Merckx – have tasted success at the Giro d’Italia on a record five occasions. Other notable winners of Italy’s most prestigious cycling race include Miguel Indurain, Marco Pantani and Alberto Contador.

2020 Giro d’Italia route

Stage Date Course Distance Stage Type
1 Sat Oct 3 Monreale to Palermo 15km Individual time trial
2 Sun Oct 4 Alcamo to Agrigento 150km Flat
3 Mon Oct 5 Enna to Etna 150km Mountain
4 Tue Oct 6 Catania to Villafranca Tirrena 140km Flat
5 Wed Oct 7 Mileto to Camigliatello Silano 225km Intermediate
6 Thu Oct 8 Castrovillari to Matera 188km Flat
7 Fri Oct 9 Matera to Brindisi 143km Flat
8 Sat Oct 10 Giovinazzo to Vieste 200km Intermediate
9 Sun Oct 11 San Salvo to Roccaraso 207km Intermediate
Mon Oct 12 Rest day
10 Tue Oct 13 Lanciano to Tortoreto 177km Intermediate
11 Wed Oct 14 Porto Sant’Elpidio to Rimini 182km Flat
12 Thu Oct 15 Cesenatico to Cesenatico 204km Intermediate
13 Fri Oct 16 Cervia to Monselice 192km Hilly
14 Sat Oct 17 Conegliano to Valdobbiadene 34.1km Individual time trial
15 Sun Oct 18 Base Aerea Rivolto to Piancavallo 185km Mountain
Mon Oct 19 Rest day
16 Tue Oct 20 Udine to San Daniele del Friuli 229km Intermediate
17 Wed Oct 21 Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio 203km Mountain
18 Thu Oct 22 Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano 207km Mountain
19 Fri Oct 23 Morbegno to Asti 251km Flat
20 Sat Oct 24 Alba to Sestriere 198km Mountain
21 Sun Oct 25 Cernusco sul Naviglio to Milano 15.7km Individual time trial

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