Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The 2023 Giro will start with a time trial in the Abruzzo

The Giro d’Italia 2023 will start on May 6 from the region of the Abruzzowith an individual time trial of 18.4 km in the Costa dei Trabocchiwith departure from Fossacesia Marina until orthonealmost entirely by bike lane, as announced by the organization at the presentation ceremony held at the Renzo Piano Auditorium in L’Aquila.

The second stage, of I love you a San Salvo, will suit the sprinters in the peloton. The next day, the cyclists leave from Vast, leave the Abruzzo region and travel south. The seventh stage will finish at the Gran Sasso d’Italia (Campo Imperatore).

For the fourth consecutive year, the Abruzzo will host a high end. In the previous two final stages, the stage winners, Egan Bernal in 2021 at Campo Felice and Jay Hindley in 2022 at Blockhaus, they won the Giro d’Italia.

The presentation of the teams, which will take place a few days before the start, will take place in the city center of Pescara, in Piazza Salotto.

It will be the second time that the Giro d’Italia starts from Abruzzo. In 2001, Rik Verbrugghe he won the Montesilvano Marina-Pescara time trial with an average speed of 58.874 km/h, which remains unbeaten.

Mauro Vegnidirector of the Giro d’Italia, highlighted the special relationship of the pink race with the Abruzzo region, “which has always been a land of cycling”.

“The three stages of the Abruzzo will be very scenic and suitable for all runners. The initial time trial will cross the Costa dei Trabocchi, the second stage will be suitable for sprinters and the seventh, the most interesting of this Grande Partenza, will end in the Gran Sasso”, Vegni said.

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