Giro d’Italia 2017: Route, stages and how to watch live stream free
Giro d’Italia 2017
Dates: Friday 5th to Sunday 28th May 2017
Start: 5th May, Alghero, Sardinia
Finish: 28th May, Milan
Countries visited: Italy
The Giro d’Italia 2017 will be 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia, one of cycling’s Grand Tour races. The race will start on 5 May in Alghero on the island of Sardinia, and end on 28 May in Milan.
Details about the first three Giro d’Italia 2017 stages of the race were unveiled at a press conference on 14 September 2016. The remainder of the route was unveiled by race director Mauro Vegni on 25 October 2016. However, organizers RCS Sport leaked the route on their website the day before the official presentation.
Giro d’Italia 2017 Route and stages
There will be 21 stages in the race, covering a total distance of 3,572.2 km (2,220 mi), 105.1 km (65.3 mi) longer than the 2016 Giro. The longest race stage will be stage 12 at 237 km (147 mi), and stage 14 the shortest at 131 km (81 mi). The race features a total of 67.2 km (42 mi) in individual time trials and five summit finishes: stage 4, to Mount Etna; stage 9, to Blockhaus; stage 14, to Oropa; stage 18, to Ortisei/St. Ulrich; and stage 19, to Piancavallo. The Cima Coppi (the race’s highest elevation) will be Stelvio Pass, summited during stage 16.