2019 Giro d'Italia will start with tough individual time trial in Bologna

The 2019 Giro d'Italia will begin with an 8.2km individual time trial in Bologna that features a tough uphill finish at the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca. RCS Sport confirmed Bologna as host of the Grande Partenza on Monday, and also revealed full details of two further stages in the Emilia-Romagna region later in the race, including a longer time trial to San Marino on stage 9.

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