Italian website Cicloweb have reportedly revealed the full route of the 2016 edition of the Giro d'Italia five days before the Milan presentation by race organisers RCS Sport. The wesbite found the route for next year's race could be publicly viewed by changing the year in the official race URL to 2016. The route can no longer be accessed by this method.
The race organisers have already announced several stages of the route with the Grand Partenza in the Netherlands, three time trials including a 40km rolling time trial through Chianti vineyards and a mountainous stage 13 from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli before Monday's 2pm full announcement.
The leaked route shows the Giro's first Italian stage start will be held in the Calabrian city of Catanzaro before heading north through the regions of Campania, Abruzzo, and Umbria, arriving in Tuscany for the 40km time trial on May 15. The first rest day of the race will be held the following day. Stage 14 from Alpago (Farra) to Corvara (Alta Badia) is the first five star rated stage of the race with stages 19 and 20 also receiving the most possible stars.
The race appears set to finish in Torino having finished in Milan, Trieste and Brescia in the last three years.
Cyclingnews is awaiting aresponse from RCS Sport.
The 2016 leaked Giro d'Italia stages;
May 06, Stage 1: Apeldoorn (ITT) 9.8km
May 07,Stage 2: Arnhem-Nijmegen 190km
May 08, Stage 3: Nijmegen-Arnhem 189km
May 9, Rest day
May 10, Stage 4: Catanzaro-Praia a Mare 191km
May 11, Stage 5: Praia a Mare-Benevento 233km
May 12, Stage 6: Ponte-Roccaraso (Aremogna) 185km
May 13 Stage 7: Sulmona-Foligno 210km
May 14, Stage 8: Foligno-Arezzo 169km
May 15, Stage 9: Chianti Classico Stage Radda in Chianti-Greve in Chianti (ITT) 40.4km
May 16, Rest day
May 17, Stage 10: Campi Bisenzio-Sestola 216km
May 18, Stage 11: Modena-Asolo 212km
May 19, Stage 12: Noale-Bibione 168km
May 20, Stage 13: Palmanova-Cividale del Friuli 161km
May 21, Stage 14: Alpago (Farra)-Corvara (Alta Badia) 210km
May 22,Stage 15: Castelrotto-Alpe di Siusi (ITT) 10.8km
May 23, Rest day
May 24, Stage 16: Bressanone-Andalo 133km
May 25, Stage 17: Molveno-Cassano d’Adda 196km
May 26, Stage 18: Muggiò-Pinerolo 234km
May 27, Stage 19: Pinerolo-Risoul 161km
May 28, Stage 20: Guillestre-Sant’Anna di Vinadio 150km
May 29, Stage 21: Cuneo-Torino 150km