The Giro d’Italia U23, which from this year will be organised by RCS for a period of five years and will receive the name #GiroNextGen, presented this Wednesday the route of its next edition, which will finally take place between 11 and 18 June. A race that will cover more than 1,000 kilometres in its eight Sunday-to-Sunday days that will run through the entire north of the Italian peninsula, from Piedmont to Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
The start, a time trial of almost ten kilometres, will establish the first differences and then give way to stages for adventurers and sprinters in which they will not lose their attention. On the fourth day, the race enters the Valtellina to climb the Passo dello Stelvio and its 2,758 metres. A pass to decide a race, although three days later a stage finishing at Pian del Cansiglio offers the possibility of a change of direction in the general classification.
Rafa Díaz Justo, director of the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team U23: “Looking at the route, we can say that we are facing a Giro U23 a little bit different than in recent years, which requires teams with good climbers as well as sprinters and sprinters. There are more stages for sprinters than for pure climbers, although we are talking about a stage with a finish like the Stelvio and the day of the chain of climbs on the penultimate day. It’s going to be interesting to see how the squads are put together, because it’s a race in which team support is particularly important”.
First stage (11 June): Aglié – Aglié (9.4 km, individual time trial).
Second stage (12 June): San Francesco al Campo – Cherasco (151 km).
Stage 3 (13 June): Priocca – Magenta (146 km).
Stage 4 (14 June): Morbegno – Stelvio Pass (118 km).
Stage 5 (15 June): Cesano Maderno – Manerba del Garda (154 km).
Stage 6 (16th June): Pergine Valsugana – Povegliano (166 km).
Stage 7 (17 June): Possagno – Pian del Cansiglio (175 km).
Stage 8 (18 June): Tavagnacco – Trieste (131 km).