2021 Giro d'Italia route to be presented on February 4

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The route of the 2021 Giro d’Italia will be presented on Thursday, February 4, with Turin expected to host the Grande Partenza. The race is set to begin on May 8 with a time trial before the route heads south towards Puglia and then to the northeast via the Tuscan strade bianche to climb the Zoncolan. The final week will likely cross Italy towards Piedmont and into the Alps to tackle the Colle di Fauniera before a final time trial in central Milan.

Organisers RCS Sport were due to reveal Turin as the host city of Giro start on Tuesday, when they also planned to name the final two wildcard teams for the race. That announcement was cancelled at the last minute, officially due to technical reasons. However, reports in Italy suggest that RCS Sport, together with the other Grand Tour organisers, are trying to convince the UCI to expand their start lists to include 23 teams instead of the usual 22. This would allow Italy, France and Spain to find an extra place for one of their ProTeams.

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