It’s a 'filthy' Giro d’Italia with a brutal final week, says White

Mitchelton-Scott head sports director Matt White talks to the media at the 2019 Tour de France pre-race press conference
Matt White (Mitchelton Scott) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Although Mitchelton Scott’s Matt White has pointed to the final week of the 2020 Giro d’Italia, and described it as brutal, the sports directeur has also predicted that GC riders will have to arrive at the race in top form owing to key stages in the opening few days.

The 2020 Giro d’Italia route was unveiled in Milan on Thursday with the 103rd edition of the corsa rosa starting in  Budapest on May 9 and concluding in Milan on May 31. The race includes 58.8km of individual time trialing but the final seven days also include five mountain stages, with three of those containing 5,000 metres of climbing.

The Queen stage from Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano includes the Campo Carlo Magno and Passo Castrin climb and then tackles the Passo dello Stelvio before a descent and the final climb up to Laghi di Cancano.

 "It’s a filthy Giro, that last week has five mountain stages and three of them are over 200 kilometres, plus the TT," White said in a statement released by Mitchelton Scott.


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