In other Giro news, organisers of the Giro d'Italia, RCS Sport, has confirmed that Belgium shall host the start of next year's edition. On Saturday, May 6, 2006, the Giro shall commence with a prologue in Seraing, before heading to Charleroi and Namur over the following two stages. Stage 3 shall also begin in the Belgian town of Wanze, but the finish is likely to be in Germany, France or Luxembourg, before the race returns to Italy on May 10. In keeping with the tradition, Amsterdam is said to be on the list of candidates to host the start of the 2007 Giro, with the Netherlands having already featured in a past edition of the race, when Groningen hosted a stage start in 2002.
May 6 - Prologue: Seraing
May 7 - Stage 2: Mons - Charleroi
May 8 - Stage 3: Perwez - Namur
May 9 - Stage 4: Wanze - Germany/ France/ Luxembourg