Sardinia is to host the Grande Partenza in the Giro d’Italia for the third time in history. In 1991, the Grand Tour started with the stage Olbia-Olbia and in 2007 the race opened with a team time trial at Caprera, a small island just offshore in the north of Sardinia.
The 2017 Giro d’Italia leaves from Alghero, a town in northwestern Sardinia. It used to be part of Catalonia and the Catalan influences are still all around.
Stage 1 in the Giro d’Italia runs on coastal roads further north. The stage is not too mountainous, still, we can expect a fierce battle to be in the break of the day in order to take the first blue mountain jersey. The first KOM-points are to be gained at the Multeddu and La Contra, peaks that are crested at kilometre 68 and kilometre 90.2. The other one, San Pantaleo, looms with 24 kilometres remaining. It’s a 3.25 kilometres climb at 5.6% with maximum gradients of 12% halfway.
Once before the Giro d’Italia visited arrival place Olbia. Back in 1991 Philippe Casado sprinted to victory. The Moroccan born Frenchman bested his compatriot Didier Theuex with the tiniest of margins. A finish photo was needed to decide on the stage win and first pink jersey in that edition.
The first three riders on the line in Olbia take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the last intermediate sprint (at kilometre 173.2) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 1st stage 2017 Giro.
Giro 2017 stage 1: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Related articles Riders - Giro 2017 Withdrawals - Giro 2017 Route and stages - Giro 2017 GC Favourites - Giro 2019 Favourites - Giro 2017 More articles
Vuelta 2022: The Route
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 6: Bilbao - Pico del Jano
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 8: Pola de Laviana - Collado Fancuaya
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 9: Villaviciosa - Les Praeres
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 12: Salobreña - Peñas Blancas
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 14: Montoro - Sierra de la Pandera
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 15: Martos - Sierra Nevada
Giro 2022: The Route
Giro 2022: Riders
Giro 2022 Route stage 1: Budapest - Viségrad
Giro 2022 Route stage 2: Budapest ITT
Giro 2022 Route stage 3: Kaposvár – Balatonfüred
Giro 2022 Route stage 4: Avola - Etna
Giro 2022 Route stage 9: Isernia - Blockhaus
Giro 2022 Route stage 16: Salò - Aprica
Giro 2022 Route stage 20: Belluno - Passo Fedaia
Tour de France 2022: The Route
Tour de France 2022: Riders
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 1: Copenhagen - Copenhagen
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 2: Roskilde - Nyborg
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 3: Vejle - Sønderborg
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 5: Lille - Arenberg
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 7: Tomblaine - La Planche des Belles Filles
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 10: Morzine - Megève
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 11: Albertville - Col du Granon
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 12: Briançon - Alpe d'Huez
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 17: Saint-Gaudens - Peyragudes
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 18: Lourdes - Hautacam
Tour de France 2022 Route stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival - Rocamadour
Cycling Calendar 2022