Posted by Editor on 12/1/07
2008 Giro Route Unveiled
The organizers of the Giro d'Italia - RCS Sport - have released the details of next year's Giro. Totaling 3423.8 kilometres, the Giro is particularly laden with time trials; starting with a team time trial for the Prologue, and three individual ones (including the final stage). After opening stages for the sprinters, the climbers take over on Stage 14. Stage 15 is likely the hardest, with six ranked climbs, but the day after the riders face an uphill time trial. This Giro is also noteworthy for covering almost every region of Italy, starting in Sicily and ending near the Swiss border in Milano.
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b>Distance Stage 1 Saturday, May 10 Palermo (Team Time Trial) 28.5 km Stage 2 Sunday, May 11 Cefalu to Agrigento 207 km Stage 3 Monday, May 12 Catania to Milazzo 208 km Stage 4 Tuesday, May 13 Pizzo Calabro to Catanzaro-Lungomare 187 km Stage 5 Wednesday, May 14 Belvedere Marittimo to Contursi Terme 170 km Stage 6 Thursday, May 15 Potenza to Peschici (Circuito Del Gargano) 247 km Stage 7 Friday, May 16 Vasto to Pescocostanzo 179 km Stage 8 Saturday, May 17 Rivisondoli to Tivoli 200 km Stage 9 Sunday, May 18 Civitavecchia to San Vincenzo 194 km Rest Day Monday, May 19 Stage 10 Tuesday, May 20 Pesaro to Urbino (ITT) 36 km Stage 11 Wednesday, May 21 Urbania to Cesena 193 km Stage 12 Thursday, May 22 Forli to Carpi 171 km Stage 13 Friday, May 23 Modena to Cittadella 192 km Stage 14 Saturday, May 24 Verona to Alpe Di Pampeago/Val Di Fiemme 195 km Stage 15 Sunday, May 25 Arabba to Passo Fedaia/Marmolada 153 km Stage 16 Monday, May 26 San Vigilio Di Marebbe to Plan De Corones (ITT) 13.8 km Rest Day Tuesday, May 27 Stage 17 Wednesday, May 28 Sondrio to Locarno 192 km Stage 18 Thursday, May 29 Mendrisio to Varese 182 km Stage 19 Friday, June 30 Legnano to Presolana/Monte Pora 228 km Stage 20 Saturday, June 31 Rovetta to Tirano 224 km Stage 21 Sunday, June 1 Cesano Maderno to Milano (ITT) 23.5 km
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