The 2016 edition of the Giro del Trentino features the familiar team time trial opening stage before the peloton is faced with three tough days in the mountains where the race is likely to be decided. A collection of WorldTour teams dominate the line up for the 2.HC race but there is no place for the team of 2015 champion Richie Porte, BMC.
Former winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) spearheads a strong line up that has also attracted the likes of Mikel Landa (Sky), Romain Bardet and Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R-La Mondiale), Coppi e Bartali winner Sergey Firsanov (Gazprom-RusVelo) and Volta a Catalunya young rider classification winner Hugh Carthy of Caja Rural.
Having started with the 12.1km Riva del Garda team time trial, stage 2 is the longest of the race in 2016 with the peloton facing a tough 220km day in the saddle from Arco to Anras in Austria. Stage 3 features more climbing but with a 15km descent off the final climb into Mezzolombardo to decide the finish, it's not necessarily one for the climbers. The race will then be decided with the fourth 160.9km stage around Val di Sole e Val di Non.