Giro d'Italia

The latest news and race results from Italy's Grand Tour, covering everything from the start lists to the race winners.

Jai Hindley
Jai Hindley lifts the trophy in Verona at the 2022 Giro d'Italia
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Dates: May 6-28 2023
Stages: 21
Length: 3,448.6 km and 51,300 metres elevation gain
Start: Abruzzo (Italy)
Finish: Rome
TV Coverage (UK): Eurosport, Discovery, GCN+

The Giro d'Italia is the opening race of the trio of Grand Tours on the cycling calendar, with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España coming later in the summer.

In 2023, the race begins at home in Italy in the Abruzzo region with an opening time trial along a bike path. 

This year the race features three time trial stages with a grand total of 70 kilometres of individual time trialling. Something which many people within the sport see as an attempt to attract the reigning road world champion, Remco Evenepoel, to Italy next May.

After the opening day's time trial, the following two flat stages are aimed at the sprinters and breakaway specialists before things start to get more difficult on stage four. The first week also features two challenging stages to Gran Sasso d'Italia and Fossombrone before ending with another individual time trial in Cesena. 

The second week is where the strongest riders will begin to show themselves. Stage 13 to Crans Montana presents a challenging summit test in the Swiss alps. It also features the Cima Coppi prize of the 2023 edition in the form of the Colle del Gran San Bernardo. Later in the week the riders will take on a stage that finishes in Bergamo, a town regularly featured in the monument Il Lombardia. 

In typical Giro d'Italia style, the final week is absolutely brutal with several huge mountain stages including summit finishes at Monte Bondone and Tre Cime di Lavaredo. It then culminates with a horrendous looking mountain time trial to Monte Lussari. 

The final stage of the race is a circuit-style action packed affair through the streets of Rome before the overall winner is crowned with the Maglia Rosa and Giro Trophy.

Giro d'Italia 2023 route

Richard Carapaz

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Here is the fully route of the Giro d'Italia 2023 listed below.

Stage one, Sat May 6, Fossacesia Marina - Ortona 18.4 km individual time trial
Stage two, Sun May 7, Teramo - San Salvo 204 km flat
Stage three, Mon May 8, Vasto - Melfi 210 km hilly
Stage four, Tue May 9, Venosa - Lago Laceno 184 km mountain
Stage five, Wed May 10, Atripalda - Salerno 172 km hilly
Stage six, Thu May 11, Napoli - Napoli 156 km hilly
Stage seven, Fri May 12, Capua - Gran Sasso d'Italia 218 km mountain
Stage eight, Sat May 13, Terni - Fossombrone 207 km hilly
Stage nine, Sun May 14 Savignano sul Rubicone - Cesena 33.6 km individual time trial
Rest day
Stage ten, Tue May 16, Scandiano - Viareggio 190 km hilly
Stage 11, Wed May 17, Camaiore - Tortona 218 km flat
Stage 12, Thu May 18, Bra - Rivoli 179 km hilly
Stage 13, Fri May 19, Borgofranco d'Ivrea - Crans Montana 208 km mountain
Stage 14, Sat May 20,  Sierre - Cassano Magnago 194 km flat
Stage 15, Sun May 21, Seregno - Bergamo 191km hilly
Rest day
Stage 16, Tue May 23, Sabbio Chiese - Monte Bondone 198 km mountain
Stage 17, Wed May 24, Pergine Valsugana - Caorle 192 km flat
Stage 18, Thu May 25, Oderzo - Val di Zoldo 160 km mountain
Stage 19, Fri May 26, Longarone - Tre Cime di Lavaredo 182 km mountain
Stage 20, Sat May 27, Tarvisio - Monte Lussari 18.6 km individual time trial
Stage 21, Sun May 28, Roma - Roma 115km flat

Past winners of the Giro d'Italia

2022 - Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora - Hansgrohe
2021 - Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
2020 - Tao Geoghegan-Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
2019 - Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team
2018 - Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky
2017 - Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
2016 - Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
2015 - Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo
2014 - Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
2013 - Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
2012 - Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Barracuda
2011 - Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-ISD
2010 - Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
2009 - Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank Pro Team
2008 - Alberto Contador (Esp) Astana
2007 - Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas
2006 - Ivan Basso (Ita) CSC ProTeam
2005 - Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel
2004 - Damiano Cunego (Ita) Saeco
2003 - Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco
2002 - Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Index-Alexia Alluminio
2001 - Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
2000 - Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom