The 2006 Giro d'Italia will be officially revealed by organiser RCS Sport in Milan at the MazdaPalace in less than one week, on Saturday, November 12. It is already known that the "Corsa Rosa" will start in Belgium next year as homage to the approximately 200,000 Italians living in the northern European country. An initial time trial in Seraing, in the region of Wallonia, will start the 2006 Grand Tour on May 6, followed by three stages in that same hilly southern part of Belgium. Before the parcours heads southwards, the first three stages of the Giro will be as follows: Mons-Charleroi, Perwez-Namur and Wanze-Hotton.
The final destination of the race is also already well known: on May 28, the Giro's last stage will end in the Corso Venezia in the city of Milan. Stay tuned next weekend for Cyclingnews' coverage of the full details of next year's Giro d'Italia,