May 4-27, Jerusalem, Italy , Road - GT

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2018 Giro d'Italia

The 2018 Giro d'Italia is set to travel outside of Europe for the Grande Partenza for the first time in its 101-year history when it starts in Jerusalem's Old City. The Italian Grand Tour will start with a 10.1km individual time trial, followed by stage finishes in Tel Aviv and Eilat.

The Giro will take a rest day to travel to Italy with Catania in Sciliy the likely host for the start of stage 4. RCS Sports, the race organizers, have embraced foreign starts in recent decades with the Giro starting in Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, and Greece.

Reigning Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana champion Chris Froome has confirmed his appearance at the Giro. The route, with 44.2km of time trials and eight mountain finishes, suits the Briton's characteristics but the balanced course also provides opportunities for his rivals.

Of the mountainous finale, Stage 14 features the iconic and testing Monte Zoncolan climb. Although it is stage 19, with Colle delle Finestre and Sestriere climbs, before the Jafferau finish that is arguably the Giro's queen stage. However, there are several more key stages which are tipped to decide the maglia rosa for 2018.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel, the Giro will finish in Rome.

 2018 Giro d'Italia route announcement and reaction

Final 2018 Giro d'Italia general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb90:34:54 
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:31 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:40 
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:01:17 
5Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:56 
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:11 
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:03:41 
8Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:07:04 
9Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:08:10 
10Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:15:17 

Stage 1

9.7km Jerusalem

Stage 2

167km Haifa - Tel Aviv

Stage 3

229km Be'er Sheva - Eilat

Rest Day 1

Stage 4

191km Catania - Caltagirone

Stage 5

152km Agrigento - Santa Ninfa (Valle del Belice)

Stage 6

163km Caltanissetta - Etna

Stage 7

159km Pizzo - Praia a Mare

Stage 8

208km Praia a Mare - Montevergine di Mercogliano

Stage 9

224km Pesco Sannita - Gran Sasso d'Italia (Campo Imperatore)

Rest Day 2

Stage 10

239km Penne - Gualdo Tadino

Stage 11

156km Assisi - Osimo

Stage 12

213km Osimo - Imola

Stage 13

180km Ferrara - Nervesa della Battaglia

Stage 14

181km San Vito Al Tagliamento - Monte Zoncolan

Rest Day 3

Stage 15

178km Tolmezzo - Sappada

Stage 16

34.5km Trento - Rovereto (ITT)

Stage 17

155km Riva del Gardo - Iseo

Stage 18

196km Abbiategrasso - Prato Nevoso

Stage 19

181km Venaria Reale - Bardonecchia

Stage 20

214km Susa - Cervinia

Stage 21

118km Roma - Roma
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