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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Miss Hostess Italian Flag during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

The Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 EF Pro Cycling special Rapha x Palace Skateboards Jersey Detail view during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

EF Pro Cycling rolled out a crazy new kit at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Francois Bidard of France Geoffrey Bouchard of France Tony Gallopin of France Ben Gastauer of Luxembourg Jaakko Hanninen of Finland Aurelien ParetPeintre of France Andrea Vendrame of Italy Larry Warbasse of The United States and Team Ag2R La Mondiale Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

AG2R La Mondiale head on stage at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Nico Denz of Germany Chad Haga of The United States Chris Hamilton of Australia Jai Hindley of Australia Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands Michael Matthews of Australia Sam Oomen of The Netherlands Martijn Tusveld of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Team Sunweb at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Yukiya Arashiro of Japan Enrico Battaglin of Italy Pello Bilbao of Spain Eros Capecchi of Italy and Team Bahrain Mclaren during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Bahrain McLaren at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Yukiya Arashiro of Japan and Team Bahrain Mclaren Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Yukiya Arashiro (Bahrain McLaren) at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy Landscape during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

The Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Giovanni Carboni of Italy Luca Covili of Italy Filippo Fiorelli of Italy Giovanni Lonardi of Italy Fabio Mazzucco of Italy Francesco Romano of Italy Alessandro Tonelli of Italy Filippo Zana of Italy and Team Bardiani CSF Faizane during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Bardiani CSF Faizane head on stage at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Simone Bevilacqua of Italy Marco Frapporti of Italy Lorenzo Rota of Italy Matteo Spreafico of Italy Etienne Van Empel of The Netherlands Giovanni Visconti of Italy Luca Wackermann of Italy Edoardo Zardini of Italy and Team Vini Zabu KTM during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Vini Zabú KTM before the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Trek Segafredo rider Italys Vincenzo Nibali L and teammates pose on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Trek-Segafredo at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Bora rider Slovakias Peter Sagan L waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Peter Sagan at his debut Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Ineos rider Italys Filippo Ganna waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Time trial world champion Filippo Ganna at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Ineos rider Great Britains Geraint Thomas C waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Riders of Astana Pro Team pose on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Astana on stage at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team UAE Emirates rider Denmarks Mikkel Bjerg C waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Mikkel Bjerg at the UAE Team Emirates squad (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Mitchelton rider Great Britains Simon Yates L waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Simon Yates (MItchelton-Scott) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Trek rider Italys Giulio Ciccone C waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team CCC rider Russias Ilnur Zakarin c and his teammates wave on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Ilnur Zakarin (CCC Team) at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Jumbo rider Netherlands Steven Kruijswijk C waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Steven Kruijswijk at the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Sunweb rider Netherlands Wilco Kelderman C waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Socially distanced spectators attend the presentation of the Movistar Team Rear on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Socially distanced spectators attend the presentation of the Movistar Team Rear on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Italys Elia Viviani L of Cofidis Team waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Italys Elia Viviani L of Cofidis Team waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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South Africas Louis Meintjies L of NTT Pro Cycling Team waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

South Africas Louis Meintjies L of NTT Pro Cycling Team waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team GroupamaFDJ rider Frances Arnaud Demare L waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Team GroupamaFDJ rider Frances Arnaud Demare L waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Sean Bennett of The United States and Team EF Pro Cycling EF Pro Cycling special Rapha x Palace Skateboards during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

EF Pro Cycling bring a new kit to the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Sean Bennett of The United States and Team EF Pro Cycling EF Pro Cycling special Rapha x Palace Skateboards during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

EF Pro Cycling bring a new kit to the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Sean Bennett of The United States and Team EF Pro Cycling EF Pro Cycling special Rapha x Palace Skateboards Bike Detail view during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

EF Pro Cycling bring a new kit to the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Sean Bennett of The United States and Team EF Pro Cycling Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy EF Pro Cycling special Rapha x Palace Skateboards during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

EF Pro Cycling bring a new kit to the Giro d'Italia 2020 teams presentation at the Temple of Segesta in Palermo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Education First rider US Sean Bennett L waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Team Education First rider US Sean Bennett L waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Trek rider Italys Vincenzo Nibali C waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Team Trek rider Italys Vincenzo Nibali C waves on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2020 Giro d'Italia presented the 22 teams that will compete in the rescheduled race from October 3 to October 25 at the ruins of the Temple of Segesa on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare on the island of Sicily.

The Grande Partenza was moved from Budapest in May to the island this month after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down racing from mid-March to late July.

A small, socially-distanced audience greeted the teams and the Trofeo Senza Fine in the shadows of the Doric columns as favourites Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) and the rest took turns climbing onto the stage.

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) makes his debut in the Italian Grand Tour, and greeted the spectators with enthusiasm.

Racing gets underway on Saturday with a 15.1km time trial from Monreal to Palermo followed by three stages on Sicily before the race heads to the mainland.

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