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Giro d'Italia 2020

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The 2020 Giro d’Italia gets underway in Budapest on May 9 with an 8.6km individual time trial and concludes in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo after a most demanding final week in the high mountains.

The first three stages will take place in Hungary, and it will the 13th time that the Grande Partenza has been held outside of Italy and the 6th time the race has started abroad since 2010. Unlike recent starts in Ireland, the Netherlands and Israel, there will be no rest day before the Giro resumes in Italy on stage 4.

The Giro will spend three days in Sicily – site of the start of the 2021 race – before reaching the mainland on stage 7 and the race then winds its way northwards and into the high mountains.

As well as featuring three individual time trials, the 2020 Giro will include a series of high-altitude mountain passes in its third week. The penultimate stage will bring the gruppo from Alba to Sestriere by way of the mighty Colle dell’Agnello, Col d’Izoard and Col de Montgenèvre.

The 2019 Giro was won by Richard Carapaz, who seized the maglia rosa after claiming stage victory at Courmayeur. The Ecuadorian rode with assurance in the final week to repel the challenges of Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic, and he was feted as the Giro champion in the Arena in Verona.

Nibali is expected to return to the Giro in 2020 in the colours of his new team Trek-Segafredo, while it is also anticipated that Peter Sagan will make his Giro debut.

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