What is this race and why should I care about it?
Why, it’s only the 103rd edition of the Giro d’Italia, the second of the three grand tours scheduled to take place this year.
For many aficionados, the Giro is the greatest test a cyclist can face with the stages regularly being longer, higher and, very often, colder than those at the Tour de France, its better known and slightly older cousin.
When does the Giro d’Italia start?
This year’s Giro d’Italia gets under way with the 15-kilometre individual time trial from Monreale to Palermo on Saturday October 3, 2020.
How long is this year’s Giro d’Italia?
The second grand tour of the new-look season comprises 21 stages and will be raced over 3,495.8km — that’s 2,172 miles in old money.
And when does the Giro d’Italia finish?
The Giro d’Italia concludes with the third and final individual time trial of the race, the 15.7km test from Cernusco sul Naviglio to Milan.