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Giro route - who decides where it goes?

davep1davep1 Posts: 806
edited October 2019 in Pro race
The route for the Giro next year will be announced next week, I was wondering how the route is chosen? Is it the race organisers, solely?
I'm asking because I have a house in Abruzzo; in 2017 it went up the Blockhaus for the first time in years, and through Abruzzo for the first time since 2009. I think it has then been through Abruzzo every year since, and rumours are there will be another stage there next year. Specifically, it has passed through the town of Chieti every year, and I know they patched up a lot of the roads in 2017.
It starts in Hungary next year, and has started in various "foreign" countries for several years now.
Do towns or cities or local councils pay to have a stage for 5 years? Do they bid for them? In some ways it makes logistical sense to have a stage in Abruzzo, as it is central and is a way to connect the toe of the country with the more "glamourous" regions to the north.
I told the Mrs it was going through Abruzzo for the first time in nearly 10 years in 2017, and I might not get the chance to see the race locally ever again :?

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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Yes the organisers decide but yes towns bid to host stages. It's good for their tourism and good for the giro as they get cash.
  • If it's decided it's going to Sicily, Cantabria or some parts of Genoa and Naples you don't need to know. Capire ??
  • The Abruzzo stage will be the tenth and should be San Salvo - Tortoreto Lido.
    Seeing it is mid race and stage 11 finishes in Rimini, I would also expect that stage to start close to the Abruzzo/Le Marche border. Maybe San Benedetto del Tronto.
    The RCS do love a long, pan flat pointless stage, mid-race.
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  • davep1davep1 Posts: 806
    I have seen something translated from Italian that said that, although it seemed to suggest a couple of 20-22% climbs as well. I also saw a separate piece about a TT at Ortona. Given the stunning scenery Abruzzo has to offer, a long pan flat stage seems a waste.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    edited October 2019
    DaveP1 wrote:
    I have seen something translated from Italian that said that, although it seemed to suggest a couple of 20-22% climbs as well. I also saw a separate piece about a TT at Ortona. Given the stunning scenery Abruzzo has to offer, a long pan flat stage seems a waste.

    I meant the stage from the Abruzzo border to Rimini would be pan flat.
    Stage 10 has been rumoured to include climbing.
    A local article yesterday called it a demanding stage, mentioning three walls in the finale.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • If the Italian rumour mill over on CN is correct, the only thing now left unknown is that Abruzzo/Le Marche border start town.

    1 Budapest - Budapest ITT
    2 Budapest - Gyor
    3 Szekesfehervar - Nagykanisza
    4 Palermo - Agrigento
    5 Caltanissetta - Etna
    6 Catania - Villafranca Tirrena
    7 Mileto - Camigliatello Silano
    8 Castrovillari - Ceglie Messapica OR Brindisi
    9 Giovinazzo - Vieste
    rest
    10 S.Salvo - Tortoreto Lido
    11 ??? - Rimini
    12 Cesenatico - Cesenatico
    13 Cervia - Monselice
    14 Conegliano - Valdobbiadene ITT
    15 Rivolto - Piancavallo
    rest
    16 Udine - S.Daniele del Friuli
    17 Bassano del Grappa - Madonna di Campiglio
    18 Pinzolo - Laghi di Cancano
    19 Morbegno - Asti
    20 Alba - Fraiteve
    21 Cernusco sul Naviglio - Milano ITT
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  • From today's reports, Porto S.Elpidio seems to be the missing start town and it's Brindisi for the stage 8 finish.
    Only 5 MTFs in the race and one is risking going up the Stelvio, a week earlier than usual. After Etna on stage 5, it will be an incredible ten stages until the next. Probably the Olympic factor playing a part.
    3 Individual time trials, amounting to approximately 65kms.
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    Queen stage:

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    Woof!
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • The race presentation is today at just before 4pm.

    http://www.giroditalia.it/eng/news/il-2 ... e-sul-web/
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  • DaveP1 wrote:
    I have seen something translated from Italian that said that, although it seemed to suggest a couple of 20-22% climbs as well. I also saw a separate piece about a TT at Ortona. Given the stunning scenery Abruzzo has to offer, a long pan flat stage seems a waste.

    I meant the stage from the Abruzzo border to Rimini would be pan flat.
    Stage 10 has been rumoured to include climbing.
    A local article yesterday called it a demanding stage, mentioning three walls in the finale.


    And here it is:

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    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • The key stages:

    ITTs

    Stage 1:

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    Stage 14:

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    Stage 21:

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    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • The Pointy stages.

    Stage 5:

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    Stage 7:

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    Stage 12:

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    Stage 15:

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    Stage 17:

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    Stage 18:

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    Stage 20:

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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    Oh yeah! That's a proper GT route.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,378 Lives Here
    Very exposed to snow...
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Very exposed to snow...

    That's the dangers of Mountains in May. I'm sure they'll have some back up options thought out though.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    edited July 2020
    Well, they haven't exactly gone and made things much easier.
    The new stages on the Giro d’Italia 2020 route

    Stage one, Saturday October 3, Monreale to Palermo (16km, ITT)


    Stage two, Sunday October 4, Alcimo to Agrigento (150km)


    Stage three, Monday October 5, Enna to Etna (150km)


    Stage four, Tuesday October 6, Catania to Villafranca Tirrena (138km)


    Stage five, Wednesday October 7, Mileto to Camigliatello Silano (225km)


    Stage six, Thursday October 8, Castrovillari to Matera (188km)


    Full route details here:

    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/giro-ditalia/giro-ditalia-route-192184


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