One of professional cycling’s three Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia (meaning Tour of Italy) is a 3 week long multiple-stage race held every year, primarily in Italy.
When is it?
The Giro d’Italia is held annually, usually in May and sometimes continuing into June. The 2020 Giro is set to take place between Saturday the 9th May and Sunday 31st May 2020.
Where is it?
The Giro d’Italia is predominantly held in Italy but has been known to pass through neighbouring countries such as San Marino, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the Vatican City State.
It has become more common for the start of the Giro (known as the Grande Partenza) to be held outside of Italy, foreign starts include:
1965 – San Marino, San Marino
1966 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
1973 – Verviers, Belgium
1974 – Rome, Vatican City
1996 – Athens, Greece
1998 – Nice, France
2002 – Groningen, Netherlands
2006 – Seraing, Belgium
2010 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012 – Heming, Denmark
2014 – Belfast, Northern Ireland
2016 – Apeldoorn, Netherlands
2018 – Jerusalem, Israel
2020 – Budapest, Hungary
Details of the 2020 Giro d’Italia are available below:
How do I get there?
Italy has a number of international airports, including in Rome, Milan, Venice, Catania, Naples, Bologna and Pisa.
Where to stay in Italy
2019 – Richard Carapaz (ECU) – Movistar Team
Giro d’Italia Official Website: www.giroditalia.it